Ar. — Microchipping employees is a trend emerging in the US workforce.

Having a microchip would allow employees to have immediate access through locked doors, log on to computers and even purchase snacks from vending machines at their workplace.

And until today employees in Arkansas were at risk of being fired if they opted out of getting microchipped.

But Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill today which allows employees to say no to microchipping without the threat of being fired.

The bill’s sponsor says the legislation makes Arkansas one of the first states to regulate this kind of technology.

A handful of other states are considering similar bills right now.