Gambling Needs to Accommodate Reservist Employees
Online casinos and the gaming industry in
general have had to face making policies regarding their workers who had
to go do reserves in the Middle East. Online casinos and gaming
companies, like every professional field, have been impacted by their
employees going out to reserves and because of the nature of online
casinos and gaming in general, eyes have been on this industry to see
how the companies would cope with this pressure.
According to the already established laws regarding other industries’
policies about workers on reserves, as soon as a reservist returns to
work he/she must get the same position they had before. They cannot be
demoted just because of their army service. Online casinos have been
faced by this and have had to be accommodating to their staff. The law
also requires for the employee to still receive their health, vision and
dental benefits up to 30 days with opportunities to keep their insurance
rates what they are and to make payments to their insurance plans so
that they do not expire.
Land based casinos have had more experience with this then online
casinos as they are an older company. At this point, land based casinos
have their policies established and are able to deal with citizen
soldier issues. MGM Mirage has been reported to be the company that has
the best benefits for their citizens soldiers and they are said to give
these employees full pay while they are away. Recently, MGM Mirage was
voted in the twenty five columns of best companies in the US to be
supportive of their army citizen employees. This was announced by the
military magazine, G.I. Jobs.
Online casinos are newer to the industry so that they have many
questions regarding the appropriate way to treat their employees. It has
been reported that online casinos representatives have made appointments
with land based casinos in order to have more information about the most
appropriate and nonprofit losing approach they can have with these
reservists. There are always political issues to consider hen dealing
with such topics as online casinos like to remain neutral in political
issues. One online casinos representative has stated that online casinos
players generally do not like to get into politics and remain neutral on
the issue. However, supporting online casinos workers on reserve is not
predicted to affect the success or lack there of any online casinos.
MGM’s vice president of Benefits has stated that she is pleased with
MGM’s huge success in aiding employees on duty. She states that it is an
employee’s right to serve his/her country and they should not be
penalized in the workforce because of it. The vice president, Donna
Trusler states that the soldiers have enough to think about without
having to worry about having a job when they return from duty.
This states a strong precedence for online casinos to follow suit.
Online casinos administrators are feeling the pressure to make
appropriate and acceptable policies for their online casinos employees.