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The CROWN Act is one step closer to becoming federal law! Prior to this latest win, states across the country have been slowly adopting the CROWN Act, or their own version of it, over the past three years. Today, we will be discussing which states have the CROWN Act or something similar, and what a federal law would mean for your company’s compliance.

It may be helpful to explain a little bit of the CROWN Act’s history. The CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act was first enacted in California in 2019. The law expanded the definition of “race” under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act and in California’s Education Code to include natural hair textures and protective styles, such as braids, locs, twists, and knots.

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