Augmented Workplace: Potentials and Perils of Wearable Tech

Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA discusses attorney Kevin Haskins' presentation on "The Rise of Wearable and Smart Technology in the Workplace" at the American Bar Association’s National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law. Read the full article here.

An Excerpt:

Panelist Kevin Haskins, an associate with Preti Flaherty, noted that sensors in wearables have become very advanced, with some measuring sweat, glucose and other sensitive biometric data.

In the near future, employers using such devices to collect information on employees potentially could violate restrictions on medical exams or disability-related inquiries under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other laws designed to prevent discrimination or protect medical privacy.