Ep 29 – Wearable Tech at Work with Casey Sipe

Wearable devices are everywhere. We’re wearing them with Google Glass, using them to monitor our fitness and calorie counting. One of the newest wearables is a camera that can be pinned on a shirt or placed on a desk. Photos can be taken and controlled using your mobile phone. The wearable market is on pace to be a 5.8 billion dollar industry by 2018, but how does that fit into the workplace? That’s what we are here to find out in this episode of the Workology Podcast.

Episode 29: Legal Update: Wearables at Work with Casey Sipe (@clsemployerlaw)

In this episode of the Workology Podcast, Casey Sipe and I talk about how wearables are being used in the workplace and the potential legal and privacy pitfalls employers could encounter as more of this pint sized pieces of technology like the iWatch become commonplace in the workplace.

Casey, who is an employment attorney and former podcast guest, shares with us some great insights into how to add wearables into your existing employee policies and handbook as well as the best way to communicate and engage with employees on the perils of wearable workplace technology.

Casey and I are both card carrying geeks so we gush about some of our favorite wearable tech. It’s a great episode to learn about legal implications of wearables as well as what types of new tech has our attention including Filip and GetNarrivate Camera. You can also connect with Casey on LinkedIn.



*A special thank you to my production team at Total Picture Radio.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.


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