Not Headquartered in NYC? The New AI-based Hiring Regulations Will Likely Still Apply to You

UPDATE: Local Law 144 will now go into effect on May 6, 2023.

Beginning on January 1, 2023, companies using AI in their hiring practices in New York City must comply with Local Law #144, the Automated Employment Decision Tool Law (AEDT), which mandates independent audits of AI systems and transparency about their use with candidates, among other specifics. 

At its core, the NYC Law–and the larger EEOC statement that preceded it–aim to ensure that AI and other emerging tools used in hiring and employment decisions don’t introduce or augment bias that can create discriminatory barriers to jobs. You can read more about the details of the law in our earlier blog post

While some may believe the new regulation is just a niche city law that only applies to enterprises within the boundaries of New York City, impacting a relatively small pool of employers and job candidates, the reality is that its reach goes well beyond the NYC metro area and even the state as a whole.

Who needs to pay attention to the NYC Law?

Pretty much EVERYONE.

New York City is the epicenter of the business world, with many corporate roads running through it. If an enterprise operates any element of its business through NYC, and if they hire staff for that function, the law applies. 

Enterprises don’t need to be that expansive. Organizations using AI in hiring and promotions practices will need to ensure compliance with the new law if:

  • They have any sort of office or presence in NYC
  • They are based elsewhere but have open positions based in NYC
  • They have open remote positions that may attract candidates residing in NYC

But what if a company has only a single NYC employee, working remotely from their apartment in the City? Or if a global company has just one position to hire in Manhattan–which may be filled by a candidate living in New Jersey or Connecticut? 

It ALL counts. And reaches just about EVERYWHERE.

The geographic reach of the NYC law stretches far beyond the U.S. as well. New York City is a major hub for companies based all over the world and global companies who operate any part of their business–from a US Headquarters to a sales office, to a warehouse team and everything in between–fall under the requirements of the new legislation.

Strategize now for compliance next year.

Add up all the scenarios and you’ve got a massive number of companies that will be under the microscope come January. In today’s competitive landscape, stopping to retrofit HR systems for compliance presents a loss of momentum. Likewise accommodating multiple solutions across geographies or business functions. 

If you’re not sure whether your HR systems are using Responsible unbiased AI, now is the time to find a partner who can integrate with your HR tech stack, forming a unified system of intelligence that actively targets and eliminates unintended bias.

The Talent Intelligence Platform is built on the five pillars of Responsible AI to provide our customers with a transparent and bias-audited system. Our Talent Acquisition and Talent Management solutions help HR leaders hire faster and retain longer, while actively supporting a skilled and diverse workforce. 

To experience a personalized walkthrough of how can help you reach your HR goals, visit us here.


Additional resources

  • Responsible AI and the NYC Audit Law: What You Need to Know Before 2023 – On-demand webinar
  • Responsible AI: Why It Matters and What HR Leaders Need to Know – On-demand webinar

Using Data to Inform Talent Strategies and Address Global Workforce Challenges: IBM, Intel and Share Insights

When everyone has access to data and analytics, innovation can come from anywhere and go everywhere. In the current era of data abundance, what is the best way for enterprises to harness data innovations to take their business to the next level?

This was the question the Cloudera’s Evolve 2022 event in New York City set out to answer. 

An insightful mix of industry innovators, analytics experts, and data leaders spoke on topics ranging from managing data at scale, to modernizing architecture, to advancing analytics with machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI).’s VP of Marketing, Amy DeCicco, presented alongside Madison West from the Global Corporate Responsibility Office at Intel and Hemanth Manda, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for IBM Data & AI. The session was moderated by Aman Kidwai, HR Strategy reporter for Morning Brew. 

The topic, “Using Data to Inform Talent Strategies and Address Global Workforce Challenges,” focused on how companies can use data and technology to guide long-term talent strategies, address the widespread skills gap nearly every industry is experiencing, ensure equitable access to stable career pathways and achieve business objectives.

Their lively conversation covered several key areas, including: 

  • Building a skills architecture as the first step to operationalizing a data-based approach to talent
  • Using AI to identify the right talent, their skills and skills gaps
  • Solving strategy challenges–pay gap, governance–through data
  • Investing in diverse talent and pipeline development with analytics

The conclusion?  People are your greatest asset, using technology, well-designed processes and holding an organization accountable for unbiased hiring and talent management is a key to the future success of any business.