Habinsky in HR Magazine on Risks of Wearable Wellness Technology in the Workplace

06/21/2018

HR Magazine quoted Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jason Habinsky in an article about the legal considerations of using wearable wellness technology products as part of corporate health initiatives.

Here is an excerpt:

Jason Habinsky, a partner and employment law specialist with law firm Haynes and Boone in New York City, said companies should use policies and detailed consent and disclosure forms that identify the information being gathered from wearables and how it will be used.

"Policies are critically important, particularly to prevent employees from claiming they didn't consent to the use of a wearable technology," Habinsky said. "Policy should make it clear that use of the device is voluntary and consensual, with employees acknowledging that in writing. A policy also should delineate the parameters of what the employer is doing with the wearables, why they are doing it and what they plan to do with the information gathered."

To read the full article, click here.

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