The Pittsburgh City Council and Allegheny County Council recently passed new bills referred to as “CROWN” Acts, prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyle as to employment, housing, and educational opportunities. CROWN stands for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair.” These bills, one City-wide and one County-wide, are substantially identical. The County-wide law became effective October 22 and the City-wide law followed the next day. What do Pittsburgh-area employers need to know about these new laws?