Lawyer links unemployment to computerized oversight of workers

01/22/2012 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Technology may be contributing to unemployment, but not necessarily by performing work that was once done by humans, employment lawyer V. John Ella writes. Technology has made it possible for employers to constantly monitor workers to weed out poor performers and to extract more productivity from them. As a result of this trend, "more citizens are overworked and more citizens are simply unemployed," Ella writes.

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