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Tennessee County Official Vows to Carry Out Own Workers’ Comp Drug Test

An East Tennessee official who refuses to enforce a county drug-testing policy says he’ll implement his own. Hawkins County Property Assessor Jeff Thacker told the Kingsport Times-News that he still disagrees with the county policy, but doesn’t want it to …

Mississippi Workers’ Comp Drug Testing, Benefits Changes Go Into Effect

Insurers and employers in Mississippi now have greater latitude to conduct alcohol and drug tests on employees following a workplace accident and reduce benefits for workers with pre-existing conditions. Those changes are among those under updated workers’ compensation laws that …

Mississippi Lawmakers Pass Workers’ Compensation Changes Backed by Employers

Mississippi legislators offered sharply different views of a bill they passed Monday to change the way compensation is awarded to workers injured on the job, or to survivors of those killed at work. If Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signs the …

Florida Delays Employee Drug Testing Pending Legal Challenge

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s top lawyer has advised state agency heads to hold off on testing their employees for drugs under a new Florida law pending resolution of an existing legal challenge. The Republican governor last year tried to implement …

Mississippi House, Senate Divided Over Workers’ Compensation Changes

The Mississippi Legislature is split on a bill that would make changes to the state’s workers’ compensation law. Opponents say it would tilt the scales against workers, but proponents say it would return fairness to a system that currently favors …