States could win new powers to make people pee in cups when they’re laid off, thanks to a new regulation the Trump administration may soon put into effect.
A new drug testing regime would be from the administration for employers at the expense of employees.
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. In the wake of the Great Recession, after the national unemployment rate surged to 10%, several Republican-led states clamored for the right to obtain the bodily fluids of people laid off through no fault of their own.
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