A growing number of self-insured employers are tying corporate wellness plans into apps that track their employees’ movements. Looking for ways to cut the increasing costs associated with providing healthcare plans, these employers are encouraging healthy choices and accountability. Some companies are offering additional health plan choices to employees who participate in such programs. But in participating, many workers may not realize their personal information may be at risk.
The Wearable Trend
Employees supply their own devices like smart watches, smart glasses and fitness trackers, known in the industry as “enterprise wearables,” which are then linked into an app accessible by the [...]
This article introduces the privacy and data protection issues raised by wearable technology, such as Google Glass as smart [...]
This article breaks down the different forms of employee drug and alcohol testing: 1) Pre-employment or pre-access testing; 2) Reasonable cause testing; 3) Post-incident testing; 4) Random testing; and 5) Testing as a part of a return-to-work protocol. The article also introduces the three common methods of testing, and some trends in Canadian case [...]
By law, US federal agencies are required to ensure the protection of the personally identifiable information (PII) they collect, store and transmit. This article takes a look at how the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) handles data to ensure that privacy laws and regulations are being [...]