Legislature Toughens Test for Jobless Pay

1 decade 10 months 2 weeks ago May 12, 2006 May 12, 2006 Friday, May 12 2006 Friday, May 12, 2006 8:39:35 PM CDT in News
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The House passed the measure 90-65 late Friday afternoon in the closing minutes of the annual session. Missouri's current law disqualifies fired workers from collecting unemployment if they tested positive for specific amounts of alcohol or marijuana. The bill approved Friday says any trace of alcohol or illegal drugs is enough to bar benefits. The rule would apply only if employers had specific policies on drug or alcohol use. People fired for tardiness or absenteeism would also be denied jobless pay under the bill.

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