Manage Wearable Technology Devices at Work

Key Points

  • Due to the increased use of wearable technology in the workplace, an employer should recognize both the benefits and drawbacks of this new technology, whether it is issued by the employer or employee-owned.
  • Wearable technology could expose an employer to discrimination and harassment claims, employee safety issues and misappropriation of confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets.
  • In order to minimize these risks, it is critical for an employer to develop and implement policies addressing the use of wearable technology at work and provide training to employees and supervisors with regard to its safe and proper use.

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