Illinois Enacts Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act The National Law Review · August 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm Employers in Illinois will have new obligations related to employment contracts, training, and agency oversight under a wide-ranging bill signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019, that is intended to combat workplace harassment and provide greater protections for employees. Senate Bill 75 unanimously passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly and was enacted as Public Act 101-0221 (P.A. 101-0221). Most of P.A. 101-0221 goes into effect on January 1, 2020, including the new Workplace Transparency Act and amendments to the Uniform Arbitration Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act, and the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act. The new Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act goes into effect on July 1, 2020. Associate Publisher’s note: After clicking through, scroll down to the heading “New Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act” for a more detailed look at the new laws.