Delaware Employment and Labor Law Updates 2021


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

Employment and Wages To Persons With Disabilities

Bill

House Bill 122

Summary

Establishes Jamie Wolfe Employment Act; grants special wage certificates to certain entities, allowing those entities to pay individuals with disabilities subminimum wage; relates to the Employment First Oversight Commission; provides duties.

Enacted

10/20/2021

Effective Date

10/20/2021, 10/20/2024

Topics

Disabled_employee; Sheltered_workshops; Minimum_wage; Subminimum_wage


Victims Of Crimes

Bill

House Bill 182

Summary

Provides definitions related to victims of crimes; establishes within the Department of Justice, the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program Advisory Council; relates to the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program; provides power and duties of the agency; relates to the Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program Appeals Board; relates to the function of the Appeals Board.

Enacted

10/20/2021

Effective Date

10/20/2021

Topics

Staffing; Government


September

Minimum Wage Increase

Bill

House Bill 88

Summary

Removes the training minimum wage and youth minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment.

Enacted

09/30/2021

Effective Date

09/30/2021

Topics

Child_labor; Minimum_wage; Subminimum_wage; Training_wage; Youth_wage


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

Minimum Wage Increase

Bill

Senate Bill 15

Summary

Provides for gradual increases in the Delaware minimum wage to over a period of several years.

Enacted

07/19/2021

Effective Date

07/19/2021

Topics

Minimum_wage


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

Racial Discrimination

Bill

Senate Bill 32

Summary

Amends the State code relating to discrimination in employment, housing, education, and other areas; amends the definition of hate crime; makes clear that race also includes traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and a protective hairstyle, which includes braids, locks, and twists; makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the State Legislative Drafting Manual.

Enacted

04/13/2021

Effective Date

01/01/2021, 04/13/2021, 07/01/2021

Topics

Bisexual; Discrimination; Gender_expression; Gender_identity; Hairstyles; Heterosexual; Homosexual; Race; Sexual_orientation


March

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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