Is there any benefit to allowing employees to use wearable technology in the workplace?

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

Yes. An employer may benefit by permitting employees to use wearable technology in the workplace in the following ways:

  • Enhanced worker communications by allowing employees to communicate and record information or review records and files on the spot.
  • Increased workplace safety and assistance in monitoring hazards.
  • Using wearable technology for employee identification purposes such as accessing buildings as well as computers.
  • Monitoring employee conduct and productivity.
  • Enhanced worker training and performance.
  • Monitoring employee health and wellness.