Lie Detector Tests in New York

No employer may require that an employee or job applicant submit to a psychological stress evaluator examination and no employer or other person may administer such a test or utilize the result of such a test within or outside the state of New York for any reason.

For purposes of this law, employer means any individual person, corporation, department, board, bureau, agency, commission, division, office, council or committee of the state government, public benefit corporation, public authority or political subdivision of the state, or other business entity that employs or seeks to employ an individual. All provisions of the polygraph testing law pertaining to employers apply to their agents and representatives.