Salvatore Gangemi and Alyssa Ferreone Publish Blog Post on New York City Council Passes Law Regulating Use of Artificial Intelligence in Employment Decisions
By: Alyssa R. Ferreone and Salvatore G. Gangemi
The New York City Council recently enacted an ordinance banning artificial intelligence (“AI”) in employment decisions unless the technology has been subject to an independent bias audit within a year of use.
Many employers have been using AI in employment decisions for years without regulation. This technology can range from algorithms finding ideal candidates to software used to asses a candidate’s performance during screening interviews. While AI tools promote efficiency, reduce costs, and can help employers make informed decisions, technology can run afoul of discrimination laws by reinforcing bias or screening out candidates of protected classes.