Home Corporate News From WHYY: Delaware family leave bill likely to make its way to governor’s desk.

From WHYY: Delaware family leave bill likely to make its way to governor’s desk.

0
From WHYY: Delaware family leave bill likely to make its way to governor’s desk.
Advertisement

The legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sarah McBride would make Delaware one of 10 states with paid family leave.

The measure would take effect in 2026 and provide new parents with up to 12 weeks of paid leave.

The bill also would guarantee up to six weeks of paid leave every two years to workers addressing their serious health condition, caring for a family member with such a condition, or those affected by a military deployment.

Advertisement

Workers at companies with at least 25 employees would be eligible for all benefits. Those at companies with 10 to 24 employees would only be eligible for parental leave, and companies with fewer than 10 employees would not be required to participate but could choose to opt into the plan.

The measure would be financed with a tax similar to the unemployment insurance system, with employers and employees contributing half.

Opponents say the system adds a tax and regulatory burden for small businesses.

The bill has the support of Gov. John Carney and ChristianaCare, the state’s largest private employer. The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce also signed off on the bill after changes were made that exempted employee groups of 10 or fewer

The State of Delaware already has a paid family leave system.

Click here for the full story from WHYY.

Advertisement
Advertisement