Drafting Employment Applications in Massachusetts -
Massachusetts Job Application Requirements -
Several Massachusetts laws govern the information that employers must include in their written job applications.
The Massachusetts Lie Detector Statute -
The Massachusetts Lie Detector Statute, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149, § 19B(2)(b), requires all job applications to contain the following notice in clearly legible print: -
It is unlawful in Massachusetts to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability.
Originally published in Lexis Practice Advisor.