So, what is a biometric timeclock anyway? We’ve all seen movies in which government officials or scientists working for some clandestine organization must scan their face, retina or fingertip to gain entry to their building or laboratory. We imagine these “biometric” measures are taken to preserve the secrecy of sensitive information. But, today's employers are increasingly using biometric technology for their timekeeping system. But why? The answer is simple easy: when biometric timeclocks are used with a time and labor management system, they help employers control cost and minimize compliance risks.