Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law Tuesday denying unemployment benefits to job seekers who fail company drug tests.
Recipients would also be cut off if they refuse to take a drug test.
Michigan residents will no longer be able to receive some federally-funded benefits because the state’s unemployment rate has fallen below nine percent.
A Michigan judge has ruled that medical marijuana users who follow the state’s medical marijuana law may collect unemployment benefits.
Extended unemployment benefits are ending Saturday for many in Michigan and the state’s unemployment agency is offering people help.
Michigan reduced unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks this year.
State offices will be closed the next two Fridays and Mondays for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but jobless applicants can still apply for unemployment benefits online.
The Republican-led Michigan Legislature on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at stabilizing the state’s unemployment benefits fund, including a bill that could make it tougher for some to get and keep jobless benefits.
An audit by Genesee County officials has found that more than 50 government employees have collected about $30,000 in unemployment benefits while still on the job.
Democrats in the Michigan legislature are attempting to reverse a vote that will cut the number of weeks jobless workers can receive state unemployment benefits.