Delaware Business Times: Minimum wage hike advances to Senate vote

By Taylor Goebel
Delaware Business Times, March 17, 2021

DOVER – Delaware is one step closer to raising its hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2025, after the Senate Labor Committee cleared Senate Bill 15 on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Ecolistic Cleaning owner Courtney Sunborn said during the meeting that all employees at her Lewes location will be making at least $15 by the end of 2021. None of them currently make below $14.50.

Sunborn, who began her cleaning service company 19 years ago, said paying a livable wage is “good for business.”

“By paying livable wages, we keep our staff turnover very low,” Sunborn said during the hearing. “It saves a lot of time and money to retain employees who are trained already know our way of doing business. Lower turnover also brings increased morale and productivity, and that’s happier clients.”

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