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Delaware Paid Family, Medical Leave Advances to Governor

April 14, 2022, 9:29 PM

Delaware is close to becoming the 11th state to ensure paid family and medical leave for private-sector workers via legislation that won final statehouse approval, only days after neighboring Maryland enacted its own paid leave law.

The Delaware bill, Senate Substitute 2 for S.B. 1, would ensure up to 12 weeks of paid time off for workers to tend to a new child, their own medical problem, or a family member’s serious illness or military deployment.

Payroll tax collections would start in January 2025 and benefits would be available one year later. The House passed the bill with a ...