Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2022, 4:29 PM

Paid Leave Plan Passes Delaware Senate, Offers 12 Weeks Annually

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Delaware would become the 10th state to enact paid family and medical leave that covers qualifying private-sector workers, under legislation that passed in the state’s Senate.

The bill, SB 1, guarantees up to 12 weeks of job-protected paid time off annually for workers to care for a new child, sick family member, or their own personal medical problem. The Democrat-sponsored measure passed the Senate Tuesday afternoon on a 14-7 vote and needs approval from the House, where Democrats hold a majority of seats.

  • If the bill is enacted, employers would have to contribute 0.8% of employee wages to the ...

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