2012 US Code
Title 29 - Labor
Chapter 22 - EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION (§§ 2001 - 2009)
Section 2001 - Definitions

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Title 29 - LABOR
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 29 - LABOR
CHAPTER 22 - EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION
Sec. 2001 - Definitions
Containssection 2001
Date2012
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 15, 2013
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Short TitlesEmployee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988.</p>
Source CreditPub. L. 100-347, §2, June 27, 1988, 102 Stat. 646.
Statutes at Large References102 Stat. 646, 653
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 100-347

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EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION - 29 U.S.C. § 2001 (2012)
§2001. Definitions

As used in this chapter:

(1) Commerce

The term “commerce” has the meaning provided by section 203(b) of this title.

(2) Employer

The term “employer” includes any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an employee or prospective employee.

(3) Lie detector

The term “lie detector” includes a polygraph, deceptograph, voice stress analyzer, psychological stress evaluator, or any other similar device (whether mechanical or electrical) that is used, or the results of which are used, for the purpose of rendering a diagnostic opinion regarding the honesty or dishonesty of an individual.

(4) Polygraph

The term “polygraph” means an instrument that—

(A) records continuously, visually, permanently, and simultaneously changes in cardiovascular, respiratory, and electrodermal patterns as minimum instrumentation standards; and

(B) is used, or the results of which are used, for the purpose of rendering a diagnostic opinion regarding the honesty or dishonesty of an individual.

(5) Secretary

The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor.

(Pub. L. 100–347, §2, June 27, 1988, 102 Stat. 646.)

Effective Date

Pub. L. 100–347, §11, June 27, 1988, 102 Stat. 653, provided that:

“(a) In General.—Except as provided in subsection (b), this Act [enacting this chapter] shall become effective 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act [June 27, 1988].

“(b) Regulations.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out this Act.”

Short Title

Pub. L. 100–347, §1, June 27, 1988, 102 Stat. 646, provided that: “This Act [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the ‘Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988’.”

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