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What is Employee Biometric Consent?
The Employee Biometric Consent option in Fingercheck offers employees a sign-able digital consent form explaining how Fingercheck clocks collect their biometric data for timekeeping purposes. This consent option is useful for U.S. states with legislation on collecting biometric data, such as fingerprints or facial information, before it can be used.
If your company uses biometric clocks within a state that implements biometric consent laws, we have a form that employees can sign when they log in to their Self Service accounts.
Enabling employee biometric consent
Log in to your Fingercheck account.
Click the SETUP tab > Company > Clock Management.
If you have a biometric clock, you'll see a line for it on this screen.
Click the Edit icon (pencil) to edit the clock.
Select the Show Employee Biometric Consent checkbox.
With this option enabled, the next time your employees log in using their Fingercheck Self Service accounts, they'll be shown a consent form, which they can sign or dismiss.
Some states may require consent before using biometric data. If you're in one of those states, Fingercheck will have you covered there by requiring that the employee sign the agreement form.
What if I have an employee who doesn't want to consent, and I'm in a state that requires it?
If an employee does not consent to biometric data storage, any punches for that employee will be rejected by the server, meaning that their punch data won't be received, which obviously poses a problem.
Below are some alternative methods in which an employee can punch in and out using Fingercheck.
If the employee has a smartphone, they can punch in using the Fingercheck Mobile App.
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