To prevent employees from "buddy punching" -- circumventing the time clock by having their co-workers check out for them -- retailers are testing biometric technology that requires workers to use fingerprints to verify ID. and-attendance application. Employees will use their "finger image" to clock in and clock out, said BAC. 99 Cents Only Stores, which wrote an interface between the reader and its time-and-attendance application, will use the biometric system in lieu of cards or badges. ...

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