The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws


Miscellaneous Employment Laws

Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988

29 U.S.C. § 2001 et seq.; 29 C.F.R. Part 801.1 et seq.

The Polygraph Protection Act applies to most private employers. Federal, state and local governments are excluded. An employer may not use lie detector tests in connection with employment. There are exemptions for government and national defense, security reasons, manufacture of controlled substances, and ongoing investigations as to economic loss to the employer's business. Restrictions apply when operating under an exemption. Posting requirements.



DOL Overview of the EPPA: Includes link to poster, fact sheets, info on recordkeeping.

updated mlo 8-24-18