Delaware is both employer- and employee-friendly. State laws that Delaware must follow include a ban on protected classes discrimination for an employer that has four or more employees and a ban on the use of lie detector tests for any applicant, except for police applicants.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Delaware.
Delaware joins Oregon, Massachusetts and other jurisdictions that have enacted salary history inquiry restrictions on employers. The Delaware measure will take effect in December 2017, and aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women.
Updated to include expanded unclaimed wages requirements, effective February 2, 2017.
Updated to reflect retaliation protections based on caregiving responsibilities and reproductive healthcare decisions, effective December 30, 2016.
Updated statement and guidance to reflect amendments to the state's Discrimination in Employment Act prohibiting discrimination based on an employee's family responsibilities or reproductive health decisions, effective December 30, 2016.
Updated to include increased deposit threshold amounts, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to include the standard UIFSA interstate child support order compliance requirements.
Compensation already paid for hours of work may not be used as an offset and thereby be counted a second time as statutorily required compensation for other hours of work, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals held in Smiley v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
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A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Delaware employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.