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26 Aug

August 2021 Delaware HR Legal Updates

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Delaware to Increase Minimum Wage to $15/Hour by 2025

Update Applicable to:
All employers in Delaware.

What happened?
On July 19, 2021, Governor Carney signed SB 15 into law.

What are the details?
The law, effective January 1, 2022, will increase the minimum wage rate annually until it reaches $15 an hour in 2025. The standard minimum wage hourly rate increases are as follows:

  • January 1, 2022 – $10.50 an hour.
  • January 1, 2023 – $11.75 an hour.
  • January 1, 2024 – $13.25 an hour.
  • January 1, 2025 – $15 an hour.

The bill can be read here.

An article on the bill can be read here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review their payroll policies to remain in compliance with the upcoming increases to the standard minimum wage in Delaware.