Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits approved in Texas

Workers who lose their jobs would have to clear a drug screening to qualify for unemployment compensation under a proposal approved by the Texas Legislature. 
Under current law, employers take out insurance policies to help laid-off workers survive on weekly payments of $62 to $440. Those who are fired for cause, including failing an employer-sponsored drug test, do not qualify. 
The changes approved Saturday would require laid-off workers to fill out state questionnaires. Answers considered suspicious would lead to drug tests. Workers who fail would lose their benefits.
Read the rest HERE.

I'd like to see drug testing for EVERYONE who receives Government benefits OTHER THAN Social Security, Veteran's Benefits, Medicare, and Medicaid.
If you receive Welfare, Food Stamps, or Disability benefits, you should not be allowed to take unsubscribed drugs.

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Anonymous said...

I agree Bosman. People have been talking about this for years and years.

Good for Texas, this is a NO-BRAINER that everyone should agree with!


RomneyMan said...

Yes, good initiative.

There are some genuine people unemployed though. Agree with the rule, but careful not to tar everyone with the same brush.