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July 2021 Delaware HR Legal Updates

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Delaware Passes Minimum Wage Increases to $15 by 2025

Update Applicable to:
All employers with employees in Delaware.

What happened?
On July 19, 2021, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 15 (SB 15) into law.

What are the details?
The bill, effective January 1, 2022, gradually increases the minimum wage in Delaware every year until it reaches $15 per hour in 2025. The current increase schedule is below:

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

If the federal minimum wage ever exceeds Delaware’s minimum wage, the higher federal wage would apply.

The bill can be read here.

An article on the bill can be read here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should take note of the increased minimum wage plan and prepare for the wage increases through 2025.