Virginia Polygraph Training

Virginia Polygraph Training

On November 1st and 2nd, I attended the Virginia Polygraph Association’s annual two-day seminar. The training was great, informative and helpful in my polygraph profession. There were around 100 polygraph examiners in attendance and all came away with some useful information. The training was sponsored by the American Polygraph Association and as always they added […]

Vyvance Medication

Vyvance Medication

A medication that may affect polygraph test data In the past, several people have asked me if the medication they have been prescribed will interfere with their polygraph test.  I tell them that most medications generally do not have a great impact on polygraph testing. However, there are some medications that do. Lafayette Instrument Company […]

EPPA Exemptions for Employers

EPPA Exemptions for Employers

ELECTRONIC CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS   Title 29: Labor  PART 801—APPLICATION OF THE EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT OF 1988 Subpart B—Exemptions §801.12   Exemption for employers conducting investigations of economic loss or injury. (a) Section 7(d) of the Act provides a limited exemption from the general prohibition on lie detector use in private employment settings for employers […]

Does Polygraph Really Work?

Does Polygraph Really Work?

Polygraph for the most part does work reliably. There are many good scientific studies that indicate that polygraph testing is much higher than the probability of chance. These studies indicate that polygraph is somewhere between 85 to 95% reliable. I have been doing polygraph tests for over 32 years and can only think of a […]

Employee Theft

Employee Theft

Workplace Thefts Workplace polygraph testing has declined since the passage of the American polygraph Protection Act.  The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) generally prevents employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exemptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or […]

Another Immigration Case

Another Immigration Case

This post deals with an immigration case that is currently under litigation. I have omitted the names of the principles and some of the factual information in order to protect the identities of the parties. Please take no reference from this article that I am referring to any particular parties. This post is about a […]