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Trump Administration Reviewing Rule That Would Allow Drug Tests For Unemployment Benefits

WorldNews Tuesday, 13 August 2019 ()
Trump Administration Reviewing Rule That Would Allow Drug Tests For Unemployment BenefitsThe Trump White House is reportedly reviewing a Labor Department rule that would give states the power to force people to pass a drug test before they can receive unemployment benefits, ignoring protests that such screenings would amount to demeaning and unconstitutional invasions of privacy, TruthOut reports. “The rule itself would not automatically impose drug tests on the jobless but would let states screen people who file claims for unemployment benefits ― fulfilling a GOP dream from the Obama years,” Huffpost’s Arthur Delaney reported. “In the wake of the Great Recession, after the national unemployment rate surged to 10 percent, several Republican-led states clamored for the right to...
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