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Nevada's Culinary Union introduces bill after Vegas employee death

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-03 02:07:37-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada’s Culinary Union is demanding change after the death of Las Vegas casino employee Adolfo Fernandez.

The union sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisloak Thursday asking him to place their new bill, named in honor of Fernandez, on the agenda for next week's special session of the Nevada Legislature.

Fernandez died last week after testing positive for the coronavirus.

His family claims he contracted the virus after returning to work at Caesars Palace where he had been employed for almost 18 years.

His daughter also told 13 Action News that Caesars didn't do enough to protect him.

Caesars Entertainment employee passes away after contracting coronavirus