House Bill (H)

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Drug addiction workforce recovery program. Requires the division of mental health and addiction (division) to establish a drug addiction workforce recovery program (program). Provides that the program is to assist employers who have recently hired or offered to hire individuals who are qualified for employment with the employer and have failed an initial drug screening, to employ the individual if the individual agrees to participate in a drug education and addiction treatment program as a condition of employment. Establishes requirements for the program. Provides that the division may allow an employer to deduct from the employee's wages to pay for Drug addiction workforce recovery program. Requires the division of mental health and addiction (division) to establish a drug addiction workforce recovery program (program). Provides that the program is to assist employers who have recently hired or offered to hire individuals who are qualified for employment with the employer and have failed an initial drug screening, to employ the individual if the individual agrees to participate in a drug education and addiction treatment program as a condition of employment. Establishes requirements for the program. Provides that the division may allow an employer to deduct from the employee's wages to pay for a part of the employee's drug education and addiction treatment services if the employee has assigned the wages. Requires that the department of workforce development and the state department of health shall assist the division in administering the program. Provides that if an employer and employee comply with the program, the employer is not liable in a civil action alleging negligent hiring for negligence of the employee. Provides that in certain civil actions an employer's participation in the program is not admissible as evidence. Allows the department of workforce development to develop an incentive program for employers who participate in the program. ... View more