Mandatory Updates to Delaware – New Poster Required

Employers in the state of Delaware are required to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. The changes include an increase in the minimum wage rate and new sexual harassment protections in the workplace.

During Delaware’s 2018 legislative session, SB 170 was enacted establishing two scheduled increases to the state minimum wage rates. The Department of Labor has updated the Minimum Wage posting to reflect the following new rates:

  • $8.75 per hour effective October 1, 2018
  • $9.25 per hour effective October 1, 2019

The posting also includes the new minimum wages rates for minors and trainees. The new rates are:

  • $8.25 per hour effective January 1, 2019
  • $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2020

The Delaware Department of Labor has also updated the Delaware Discrimination posting to inform employees about the new provisions of the upcoming sexual harassment law (HB 360). The new law, which becomes effective January 1, 2019, extends protections to all individuals, in all workplaces, including employees, applicants, apprentices, staffing agency workers, independent contractors, elected officials and their staff, agricultural workers, domestic workers, and unpaid interns. The law also amends the circumstances under which an employer may be considered liable for acts of sexual harassment committed against an employee by a supervisor or another employee. Employers covered by the law will be required to distribute an information sheet on sexual harassment to new and current employees. Furthermore, employers with 50 or more employees will be required to provide sexual harassment training to employees and supervisors. The Department of Labor is giving employers plenty of time to prepare for the upcoming sexual harassment requirements.  For more information on this law, click here.

CPC has updated the Delaware All-On-OneTM Labor Law Poster with the revised Delaware Minimum Wage posting and the Delaware Discrimination posting to aid employers in complying with mandatory posting requirements for the upcoming year.

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