Wearable technology is a new frontier that employers should prepare to address. Business use of wearable technology is in its early stages but increasing. Likewise, the use of wearable technology by the general public is in its early stages, however, more and more consumer wearable technology devices such as fitness tracking bands, smart watches, smart eyewear and health wear are being sold and more devices will soon be available for purchase. As a consequence, employers can expect a greater number of employees to wear wearable devices at work for personal, non-work-related reasons possibly affecting the safe performance of their jobs.
In this webinar, Tracy L. Moon, Jr., partner at the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips will help employers begin to evaluate the pros and cons of using wearable technology for business purposes and the use of wearable devices by employees for personal reasons in the workplace.
Although, we are in the early stages of wearable technology development and use, the potential for improving profitability and productivity will likely ensure the expansion of its use by businesses. The current use of wearable technology has already shown that it can provide information and data in real-time ensuring jobs are performed at optimum levels with minimal errors in compliance with company policies and the law. On the other hand, inappropriate and unlawful uses of wearable technology could confront unprepared employers resulting in disgruntled employees, injuries and deaths, charges of discrimination, and lawsuits.
Tracy L. Moon, Jr.
Tracy L. Moon, Jr. is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher Phillips. Since 1993, he has represented employers in successfully solving employment and labor issues arising in the workplace. He spends much of his time counseling and training employers regarding compliance with employment and labor laws, rules and regulations, how to avoid workplace problems and prevent lawsuits.
In this regard, Tracy conducts on-site compliance inspections and in-house management training programs. His experience includes representation of employers before federal and state trial and appellate courts, and in arbitrations and mediations in employment and labor law matters.
Tracy also represents employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, OSHA, OSH Review Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and other federal and state agencies. He prepares all of the documents associated with employment, including employee handbooks, employment contracts, business ethics and confidentiality agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and severance agreements.
He also advises employers on both federal and state OSHA-related issues, including compliance, prevention, and accident, injury and death cases. Tracy is an OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour General Industry training. He regularly speaks to business and professional associations and business groups, including chambers of commerce. Tracy has written numerous articles on a wide variety of employment and labor law subjects.