Employee Polygraph Protection Act (1988)
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act is a law that was passed in 1988, which states that no privately or publicly owned business can require an applicant to take a polygraph test, nor can they base a hiring decision on the results of any voluntary polygraph testing. In the event of an infraction on this law, the company committing the infraction may be fined up to $10,000 per infraction. The only exceptions to this law are as follows: Pharmaceutical companies; Armored car positions; Security officer positions; Employment for a government agency; Federal contractor or sub-contractor; Federal Bureau of Investigations; National Defense positions; as well as National Security positions.
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Last updated: 02/26/2018