Drug testing the unemployed before they receive federal assistance may remain unconstitutional in the eyes of the oppositions. But for Gov. Rick Perry it is an effort that will help prepare laid-off workers for future job opportunities.
On June 14, Gov. Perry signed into law Senate Bill 21 which authorizes mandatory drug screening [...]
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to accept Gov. Rick Scott’s argument that all government workers should submit themselves to a random drug test.
The Texas Legislature approved on Saturday a bill that requires unemployment applicants to undergo a drug test if they want to continue receiving federal benefits.
According to The Daily Caller, laid off workers who are applying for unemployment benefits will be required to answer a state questionnaire which will determine [...]
The 2012 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report released this month showed 60 percent of arrestees in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; New York, NY; and Sacramento, CA are drug users. Through urine drug tests, it was found that marijuana was the most commonly abused substance among arrestees, followed by methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. [...]
Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, approved on Wednesday a legislation that allows drug testing students.
Prensa Latina reports that the new law, which will take effect 6 months after publication, defines the drug testing procedure in two stages — the first is a socio-psychological exam and the second is [...]
In the United States, many aviation-related jobs are considered safety-sensitive positions where drug and alcohol testing is required. The aviation industry, after all, is covered by the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 which mandates drug testing in pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to duty, and as follow-up — also referred to as [...]
After welfare drug testing, it seems that the next big thing Americans can look forward to are countless proposals to drug test lawmakers. In Minnesota, some legislators have expressed their willingness to undergo a drug testing program if there’s a law that would mandate the procedure for public officials.
A bill seeking to drug test people applying for unemployment benefits has passed the state Senate by a vote of 25-5.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Senator Jeremy Hutchinson, won the Senate’s approval on April 8 and will now head to a House committee for consideration.
According Hutchinson, his measure was “more of an enforcement [...]
On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 which allows people aged 21 and older to possess small amount of marijuana for recreational use. Somehow, the new law has caused confusion among Colorado employers in terms of whether or not they should as well start making changes on their workplace drug testing policy.
While the intention is good, not many people from New Hampshire’s health care industry supports a bill that would impose mandatory drug testing for health care professionals.
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