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August 1, 2018
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Americas: Panic Buttons for Hotel Staff Could Benefit Your Attendees, Too


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This month, a new law requiring some hotel workers to be given “panic buttons” came into effect in Chicago almost exactly two years after a survey from the hotel workers union, Unite Here, found that 49 percent of members had seen a guest naked and 58 percent had been sexually harassed on the job. The “Hands Off, Pants On” law took effect on July 9. 

Some hotels in cities including New York, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., have already implemented the technology, and Caesars Entertainment, MGM International, and other Las Vegas hospitality companies have just agreed to begin adopting it as part of a five-year union agreement.

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