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California proposes hotel ‘panic button’ bill to protect workers from assaults, sex harassment

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Two California state lawmakers on Jan. 3 introduced a bill that would require hotels to provide housekeepers with a “panic button” to prevent violent assaults and sexual harassment. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, D-Torrance, jointly introduced the so-called hotel maid “panic button” bill with Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward. If it gets passed, it would make California the first in the nation to have a statewide law requiring hotels to provide employees working alone in guest rooms with a panic button.  READ MORE