FINGERPRINT scanners are being used to monitor workers’ hours and lunch breaks, with some businesses using the technology to dock employees’ pay if they are late.
Workers at Qantas, Dan Murphy’s, Breville and Unomedical are among those using the new system, called PeopleKey, which clocks employees in and out.
The scanners register workers’ fingerprint and records the time they start and finish.
The information can be forwarded to payroll offices and employees can be penalised if they are caught arriving late or slacking off.
A Dan Murphy’s spokesman said it used the system to monitor staff at its liquor stores, but said employees were not docked for a few minutes’ tardiness.