Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster Mandatory
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) is a Federal miscellaneous law poster provided for businesses by the Federal Department Of Labor. This is a required poster for all Federal employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This optional poster is for employees to know that they are protected from most employers who use polygraph tests for screening or during employment. Exemptions to this law apply in certain areas. For those who are given a polygraph test, their rights are also listed on the poster.
1-866-487-9243 TTY: 1-877-889-5627 www.dol.gov/whd WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WH1462 REV 07/16 PROHIBITIONS Employers are generally prohibited from requiring or requesting any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, and from discharging, disciplining, or discriminating against an employee or prospective employee for refusing to take a test or for exercising other rights under the Act. EXEMPTIONS Federal, State and local governments are not affected by the law. Also, the law does not apply to tests given by the Federal Government to certain private individuals engaged in national security-related activities. The Act permits polygraph (a kind of lie detector) tests to be adminis\ tered in the private sector, subject to restrictions, to certain prospective employees of security service ﬁrms (armored car, alarm, and guard), and of pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors and dispensers. The Act also permits polygraph testing, subject to restrictions, of certain employees of private ﬁrms who are reasonably suspected of involvement in a workplace incident (theft, embezzlement, etc.) that resulted in economic loss to the employer. The law does not preempt any provision of any State or local law or any collective bargaining agreement which is more restrictive with respect to lie detector tests. EXAMINEE RIGHTS Where polygraph tests are permitted, they are subject to numerous strict standards concerning the conduct and length of the test. Examinees have a number of speciﬁc rights, including the right to a written notice before testing, the right to refuse or discontinue a test, and the right not to have test results disclosed to unauthorized persons. ENFORCEMENT The Secretary of Labor may bring court actions to restrain violations and assess civil penalties against violators. Employees or job applicants ma\ y also bring their own court actions. EMPLOYEE RIGHTS EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT The Employee Polygraph Protection Act prohibits most private employers from using lie detector tests either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment. THE LAW REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO DISPLAY THIS POSTER WHERE EMPLOYEES AND JOB APPLICANTS CAN READILY SEE IT.
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