What other workplace policies will wearable technology impact and cause to be updated?
Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor
Wearable technology will impact various workplace policies as it will have an effect on privacy and confidentiality policies as well as social media and communication policies that will need to be revised to include wearable devices. An employer should also be sure to update its safe driving policies as well as its dress code policies to address the use of wearable technology and decrease the potential for employer liability. Lastly, an employer should make sure to update its wage and hour policies to reflect what constitutes actual working time and when and how employees should be compensated.