Delaware Increases Hourly Minimum Wage

Delaware’s Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 170 (S.B. 170) on July 1, 2018, increasing the hourly minimum wage to $8.75 from $8.25. This increase is set to take effect January 1, 2019. The hourly wage is then set to increase to $9.25 an hour effective October 1, 2019. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.

Governor Carney also signed House Bill 483 (H.B. 483) that deals with the training wage and youth minimum wage. HB 483 states that employees who are at least 18 during the first 90 consecutive days of work may be paid a training minimum wage of at least $8.25 an hour, effective January 1, 2019. Additionally, employees who are younger than 18 may be paid a youth wage that is at least $8.25 an hour, effective January 1, 2019.

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