Drug Testing Unemployment Compensation Applicants & the Fourth Amendment [October 17, 2019] [open pdf - 682KB]
From the Document: "This Sidebar begins with a general overview of the Fourth Amendment and then reviews three Supreme Court opinions addressing the constitutionality of drug testing programs in the employment context, as well as two lower court cases involving similar state laws that conditioned the receipt of federal benefits on passing drug tests. The post concludes with an assessment of factors that might affect the constitutionality of a UC [unemployment compensation] drug testing program in light of the Fourth Amendment."
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10354
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/