Mentioning the state of Connecticut in the above paragraph reminds us that there are still other laws and mandates on the books relating issues other than COVID-related matters of which employers must be mindful. In that vein, we hasten to point out that the first quarterly payment from employers for the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) as well as the Connecticut Family Violence Leave Act is due by March 31, 2021. Effective January 1, 2021, employers were to begin withholding employee contributions from employee paycheck for funding of the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority. On the first of this month, Connecticut became the eighth state to enact a ban on hairstyle discrimination. The state legislature passed the Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act (CROWN Act), amending the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act to specify that hairstyle discrimination is a violation of the existing prohibition on race-based discrimination. The seven other states with similar declarations include California, Colorado, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington.