Peeing into a cup has just become more ubiquitous as Congress has passed a law that allows state unemployment agencies to require drug screens of anyone who may have to apply to work for employers with a drug testing policy. This makes unemployment insurance pee testing almost mandatory as a 2006 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 84 percent of employers require new employees to pass drug screens.
Currently states cannot deny unemployment benefits for reasons other than misconduct, fraud or disqualified earnings. Overturning a federal law that prevented states from screening and then drug testing people who apply for unemployment insurance, this new policy will affect mainly lower-wage jobs as jobs with high pay are far less likely to require drug testing.
By having state unemployment agencies pay for drug screens, the new law is a money-saving windfall for businesses that already do drug screens and even encourages employers to just say they are starting drug screen programs as state unemployment agencies will now do the drug screening for them.
According to Bill Piper, Director of National Policy Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance, “Congress has paired a generous taxpayer subsidy for corporations that drug test with a slap in the face for those struggling to find work, feed their families and keep their homes. The American people have a right to be upset over being forced to subsidize the violation of their civil liberties, when they try to access a program that they pay for with every paycheck.”
Marijuana Recipes: Vegan Apple Crisp
This delicious cinnamon scented apple dessert is healthy enough to eat for breakfast but satisfying enough to eat for dessert! It’s quick and easy to make too!
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I use marijuana butter to medicate this recipe. Check out my Making Marijuana Butter tutorial for directions on how to make it.
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“Cannabis” Cheri Sicard
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