Businesses may face new financial challenges from choices the Delaware General Assembly may make this session. Among them are:
- A developing proposal that would require paying for extended leave for more employers than are presently required under the FMLA (headcount is undetermined) - no bill introduced yet
- An increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour - see bill >
- Legalization of recreational marijuana - see bill >
- Higher environmental fees for small businesses like dry cleaners, construction companies, and more - link to initiative >
Each of these, while well-intended, present higher operating cost implications for employers and choices that could include reducing other benefits, automation, and more.
The State Chamber has and is communicating ideas, options, and alternatives to these proposals. Now is the time for you to reach out to state legislators and communicate your views on these subjects. You can connect with your legislators here
The State Chamber team is engaged on these topics on your behalf. However, a first-person, direct contact from you is very important too. Consider listening to a hearing or even signing up to testify on how these bills, and others, could affect your bottom line. Some bills being heard this week include: