When you are looking for a job, it can be helpful to work with an employment agency, but it is important to understand your rights and the agency's responsibilities under the law. Unfortunately, there have been numerous instances when unscrupulous and unlicensed agencies have taken advantage of unsuspecting jobseekers.
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An automated employment decision tool (AEDT) is a computer-based tool that uses machine learning, statistical modeling, data analytics, or artificial intelligence to substantially help with employment decisions.
Under NYC law, employers or employment agencies that want to use an AEDT must:
You can report an employer or employment agency that used an automated employment decision tool but did not: