How can an employer best manage and monitor wearable technology in the workplace?

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

An employer can effectively monitor wearable technology by implementing a wearable technology policy and outlining the proper and improper use of such technology in the workplace. The policy should state whether, when and how the employer will monitor the wearable technology and how employees should report violations. It should clearly outline the disciplinary procedure and penalties for violation. All employees should be required to sign a consent form acknowledging that they have reviewed the policy and agree to abide by its terms. The employer should then conduct training on the policy and review potential issues with all supervisors and employees. The policy should be frequently revisited and updated based on the employee's changing needs and this rapidly developing technology.