Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) to vote in favor of a new set of rules which are designed to protect casino workers from sexual harassment.
The rules were proposed after the former chairman of Wynn Resorts was accused of sexual harassment to workers. MeToo Movement championed the drafting of regulations, which will require casino operators to report sexual misconducts. However, the proposed changes differ from the one proposed last year, but NGC failed to approval due for an unknown reason.
What’s in the Rules?
Under the new rules, gaming operators in California will be required to keep written ethics that will protect workers from harassment. However, the states will not require companies to report daily occurrences. Instead, operators will be required to file an annual checklist to verify that they are meeting the minimum standards in implementing policies, procedures, and training in their venues.
The legislation has been acclaimed for acknowledging that customers can be a threat to casino workers. However, critics say the law will relieve operators off their responsibility; they add that the law isn’t providing anything new since federal labor laws cover the same.
Not Settled with Wynn
Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) passed the amendment last week, Sandra Morgan, the chairperson of the organization said that it is time for regulators to ensure that millions of employees in the gaming industry are protected from sexual harassment.
However, NGCB Chairman Tony Alamo told Casino.org that he would be careful in voting for regulation that penalizes gaming operators due to sexual harassment before Steve Wynn’s case is settled.