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Delaware Paid Family and Medical Leave Law Signed

On May 10, 2022, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act, which provides up to 12 weeks of leave and benefits to covered employees for certain parental, family caregiving and medical reasons.

The related Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program will be funded by employer and employee contributions. Contributions will begin on Jan. 1, 2025. Employees will be able to use the job-protected paid leave beginning on Jan. 1, 2026.

The new law provides benefits to replace up to 80 percent of a covered individual’s average weekly wage and job-protected leave for the following reasons:

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