Delaware Business Times: Delaware legislature approves $15 wage; bill heads to Carney

By Jacob Owens
Delaware Business Times, June 18, 2021

DOVER – The push to increase Delaware’s hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2025 cleared the state House of Representatives on Thursday and now heads to Gov. John Carney for his consideration. ...

Some Delaware small businesses have come out in support of the bill.

Canalside Inn owner Kristen Deptula said she has paid her employees $15 an hour since buying the Rehoboth Beach hotel in 2019.

“Investing in my employees is one of the best business decisions I’ve made,” Deptula said in a statement via Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, an advocacy group pushing for the hike. “The economy reflects a continuous cycle of earning and spending, so when workers are making more money, they spend more, boosting our economy.” ...

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