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Certain regulations can hurt businesses, and in turn impact jobs, incomes, and the economy. A Better Delaware opposes anti-business, job-killing regulations in order to promote expansion and growth for Delaware businesses and the communities they serve.


ABD opposes

SB 105: Increased minimum wage

This bill increases the minimum wage to be paid in this State to $15/hour, with incremental wage hikes beginning in 2020. This bill would drastically increase costs to business, kill jobs, and force some businesses to shut down. The financial impact on taxpayers is sizable, accounting for wage increases for state workers and contractors with the new wage rate.


HB 47: Remove youth and training wage

This bill removes the training minimum wage, which takes effect 90 days after enactment, and youth minimum wage, which takes effect January 1, 2020. This bill would increase costs to business.


HB 252: Minimum wage for tipped wage workers

This bill ensures that employees who receive tips or gratuities also receive a minimum wage increase when other employees in the State receive a minimum wage increase. This would result in less hours for tipped workers, lower tips due to price increases, and less jobs when businesses account for the cost increase.