Minimum Wage

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Delaware starts raising its minimum wage toward $15 an hour

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The minimum wage in the state of Delaware will be increasing from $9.25 per hour to $10.50 per hour. The News Journal reports that the bump in pay takes effect Saturday. State lawmakers had passed a bill in June to raise the minimum wage by more than $1 each year until it makes it to $15 an hour. That’s expected to happen in 2025. Delaware is […]

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News

Bill to eliminate training wage heads to House floor

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Democratic proposal to eliminate a provision in state law that allows employers to pay minors and probationary workers less than the minimum wage has cleared a Democrat-led House committee. The committee voted mostly along party lines Tuesday to send the legislation to the House floor. Proponents of the change say all workers should be paid fairly. Representatives of the business community and restaurant industry questioned […]

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Events

Delaware supporters of $15 minimum wage have new hope

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Supporters of a push for a $15 minimum wage in Delaware say they have new hope this year. A bill filed last week calls for gradually increasing it from its current rate of $9.25 to $15 by 2025. The News Journal reports that advocates say some things have changed over the last year that could make the proposed increase more palatable. Voters replaced several moderate Democratic […]

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