At Your Fingertips: How Workplace Laws Impact Biometrics

Find the right balance between the business and legal advantages of using biometrics in the workplace with employee privacy and human rights concerns



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Course Leader : Andrew Ebejer, Sherrard Kuzz LLP and Jeff Crews, Actual ID
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: $69.00

Biometrics — the process of turning personal biological characteristics into quantifiable data — is no longer merely the stuff of science fiction novels and movies. Throughout the past decade, biometrics has transitioned from its Hollywood origins into everyday life. Today, fingerprint readers, voice identification software, and facial recognition devices feature in a growing number of workplaces. Employers in a variety of sectors now use biometrics to enhance workplace security and manage employee performance and attendance.

This session is intended to help an employer contemplating the implementation of biometrics, by identifying ways in which biometric technology can enhance legal compliance with employment standards legislation without violating individual privacy and human rights protections.

Learning Objectives:

• Latest biometric systems and how businesses are using them

• The business case for biometrics

• How biometrics can help a workplace achieve and maintain compliance with employment standards obligations

• The limits of privacy rights and human rights

• Best practices for workplace biometrics.

PRESENTERS: Andrew Ebejer, Sherrard Kuzz LLP and Jeff Crews, Actual ID

Andrew Ebejer is a lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz LLP, where he provides advice and representation to employers and management on a broad range of employment- and labour-related issues, including employment standards, human rights and accommodation, privacy, grievance arbitration, and wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation. Andrew is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association. He regularly speaks on labour and employment topics and is a frequently contributor to national and international publications.

Jeff Crews is the president of Actual iD. Actual iD builds time and attendance solutions for business owners with multiple locations to manage the “true identity” of people, eliminating the management of approximation technologies such as punch cards, time clocks or PINs. The Actual iD team is focused on solving the unique challenges of business owners managing multiple locations with 2 to 100 locations. The company’s cloud-based time and attendance application provides secure remote access and storage. Jeff has been with Actual iD for 2 years.

Jeff has developed cross-functional expertise from a combination of senior roles at both large enterprises and early stage technology companies. Prior to joining Actual iD, Jeff spent the five previous years in the home monitoring / home security sector building next-generation solutions for consumers – a sector that is now known as the Smart Home.

The previous 13 years were spent in a variety of sales, marketing and corporate development roles in the Canadian telecommunications. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business.


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