Expand and Clarify the Disqualification from Workers' Compensation Benefits of an Employee Who Is Injured While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Last updated: Feb 17, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Scott Cyrway, Senate 16 - Kennebec County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 809

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

Under current law, workers' compensation benefits are not allowed for the injury or death of an employee when the injury or death was caused by the employee's intoxication. This bill eliminates that provision and instead disallows benefits for an employee who was intoxicated at the time of the injury or death. This bill also clarifies that intoxication includes intoxication from an illegal drug, marijuana or alcohol.