Michigan House Passes Bill To Make Employee Microchips Voluntary
I didn't even know this was a thing. I am familiar with putting a microchip/tracking device in a dog. I did not realize this was an actual thing for Michigan employees too. WTF?
This is such a real deal, that the Michigan House of Representatives just passed a bill yesterday, Wednesday, June 24th, prohibiting employers from requiring workers to accept a mandatory microchip implant. So basically your employer here in Michigan cannot make you get a chip, but you can volunteer for one. Does volunteering come with a cash bonus? Asking for a friend. Not really, I am asking for Chris Monroe.
According to ABC 12, in some instances microchips are the new name badge and or time clock. Lost your work key fob? No big, scan in with your finger. Forgot a password, log in with your finger. If this really is the future, it seems really effed up to me.
Michigan State Representative Bronna Kahle of Lenawee County, said companies quote,
'Are turning to miniature microchips about the size of a rice grain implanted in employees' hands to track productivity so managers can look for ways to boost efficiency.'
I think efficiency is code for spying. If we were chipped here at the radio station, Tony LaBrie and I would be just fine. Chris Monroe not so much - unless our employer counts smoking 143 cigarettes a day as being efficient.
All kidding aside, this is not a super common thing here, but common enough for their to be legislation in Michigan about it. It all sound like a heap of chip to me.