Drug Testing For Unemployment Approved In Wisconsin

Despite the positive signs from recent economic data and reports, the job market remains challenging for many Americans. According to FOX 21, Wisconsin residents that are struggling to find work had better make some good decisions while on the hunt.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has approved an emergency rule submitted by the Department of Workforce Development regarding drug testing for unemployment benefits. Under the new rule, those receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits will face the denial of benefits if they fail or refuse to take a drug test as a condition of a job offer.

“We frequently hear from employers that they have good paying jobs, but they need their workers to be drug-free. This rule is a common-sense reform which strengthens our workforce by helping people find and keep a family supporting job,” Governor Walker said.

Failure of a drug test will require substance abuse treatment and the completion of a job skills assessment to remain eligible for benefits.

Source: Fox 21 News

Photo: Los Angeles Sentinel

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