The Federal Polygraph Law

The Federal Polygraph Law


Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: First
Pages: Over 30
Format: Print only


The use of lie detectors and polygraph tests by employers is regulated by federal law. Congress enacted the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). The law established detailed rules that now apply to such tests. This publication provides a useful analysis of the federal law and the laws of many states as well.

Among the numerous topics addressed are the following:

  • Coverage
  • Government Employers
  • Execution For Drug Tests
  • Procedural Rule
  • Posting Rules
  • Types Of Tests Regulated
  • Honesty Tests
  • Complete And Partial Exemptions
  • Pretest Requirements
  • Sample Notice