A measure introduced ahead of the legislative session beginning on Wednesday would require employers in Virginia to conduct drug tests following an accident.
H.B. 153 would state that in order to determine the cause of a workplace accident, employers should require accidental drug testing for the use of non-prescribed controlled substances for "any employee whose behavior could have contributed to the accident."
Bill. would also prohibit insurers from offering a drug-free workplace premium rebate to all employers who do not implement policies to comply with the requirement for drug testing.
of premiums based on bonus salaries, holidays and public holidays.
House Joint Resolution 1
] The requested study would need to take into account the amounts of such premiums, the effect that a ban would have and "if the employee's objective 'Compensation Act would be best served by refraining from or prohibiting the withdrawal of workers' compensation premiums on bonus pay, vacation time or vacation time."
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