Mar 302016
 March 30, 2016  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Workplace

CBC News reports:

An Ottawa company has waded into the world of employee tracking and metric collection with a new app, but the technology is raising issues surrounding an employer’s right to know versus an employee’s right to privacy.

“Who, what, when and where. Simple and smart time tracking that keeps you and your team focused on real work,” is a tagline for Punchtime, an app created by three businessmen to help employers automate time sheets and payroll for their employees.

“At its core, it’s employee metrics. We gather information about employees every day: what they’re doing, when they’re doing it and where they’re doing it,” said Chris Desjardins, co-founder and CEO of Punchtime Inc.

Gilles LeVasseur, a University of Ottawa professor specializing in labour and corporate law, said the devil is in the details.

Read more on CBC News.

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