Expand and Clarify the Disqualification from Workers' Compensation Benefits of an Employee Who Is Injured While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Senator Scott Cyrway, Senate 16 - Kennebec County|
|Bill #:||LD 809|
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.