Proposed Unemployment Drug-Testing Rule Set To Be Finalized

By Lindsay Weedston

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, director of income and work supports for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), spoke with The Fix on the legality and potential consequences of the proposed rule by the Department of Labor.

“I imagine that the administration will attempt to finalize the rule, and I imagine that there would be litigation afterward,” she said. “There’s a fairly technical argument related to the Congressional Review Act. The Obama administration had issued regulations to this law which were overturned by [the 2017] Congress via the Congressional Review Act because they’re not supposed to issue substantially similar regulations.”

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