According to ABC reporter Sue Lannin, "Biometric technology like iris fingerprint and vein scanning is big in the movies and it's set to come to a workplace near you soon."
No, that's a lay-person's mistake, I don't recall EVER seeing vein recognition in the movies; it's a great segue, but almost certainly not true.
Lannin continues, "More and more employers are using the technology for rosters to make sure their workers clock on and clock off when they are meant to."
Yes, that's true (assuming she's referring to biometrics in general). In this writer's personal experience, such systems have been in use for at least a decade. Most Woolworth's stores and a good number of registered clubs in NSW have used fingerprint systems for time-and-attendance for at least that long (the nicotine stains on the readers are a clear indicator of their longevity!). There are probably many others.
Later today, we read that "Monash City Council would require library staff to provide DNA samples in order to scan workers' veins using pattern recognition technology when they clock on and off for a shift."
Thus we have an excellent example of news being delivered to us by stupid people.