Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Delaware
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Lindsay O. Clizbe and Michael B. Rush, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
- Delaware is an employment at-will state. See Nature of Employment.
- Delaware's employment discrimination laws protect additional classes of individuals than those protected by federal law. See Discrimination.
- Delaware employers must comply with unique notification requirements before monitoring employee telephone conversations, email and internet usage. See Electronic Monitoring of Employees.
- Delaware law dictates how often employers must pay employees. See Wage Payment and Collection.
- Delaware law requires that employers in specific industries conduct drug testing of employees and/or applicants for employment. See Drug Testing.
- Delaware allows employers to condition employment or continued employment on an employee or applicant signing a noncompete agreement, so long as that agreement meets certain requirements. See Noncompete Agreements.
- Delaware law prohibits employers from punishing employees for activity protected under certain statutes. See Whistleblower Protections.
- Delaware law dictates when employers must provide employees with meal breaks. See Meal Breaks.
- Delaware law prohibits smoking in any indoor workplace, unless the employer meets certain requirements. See Smoking.
- Delaware law imposes certain requirements on employers with respect to employees serving as election officials and exercising the right to vote. See Political Activities.