Wilmington, Delaware Minimum Wage Info
The Minimum Wage in Wilmington, Delaware
The minimum wage in Delaware is $8.25 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Delaware must be paid at least $8.25 an hour.
If You Earn Tips in Delaware
Some states allow employers to pay tipped employees a lower minimum hourly wage; others don't.
In Delaware, your employer may pay you a minimum wage of $2.33 an hour, as long as you earn enough in tips to bring your total hourly pay up to the full minimum wage. If you don’t earn enough in tips to bring your compensation to the full minimum wage, your employer must make up the difference.
Overtime Rules in Delaware
Some states follow the federal overtime standard, and some have their own rules.
Delaware has adopted the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rate of 1-1/2 times your regular wage for every hour you work over 40 hours in a given workweek.
Delaware Agency That Enforces Wage and Hour Laws
If you're having questions about overtime, minimum wages, tips, breaks, or other unpaid wage issues, contact the
Phone: Pencader: (302) 451-3423; Wilmington: (302) 761-8200; Dover: (302) 422-1134
Filing a Wage Claim in Delaware
Most states have an administrative procedure employees can use to file a wage claim against their employer. Typically, you must file a form with the state agency, which will contact your employer for a response. The agency may hold a hearing, at which you can present evidence that you were underpaid. If you win your claim, the agency may order your employer to pay what it owes you.
Not every state has a wage claim procedure.
More Information About Wage and Hour Laws in Delaware
Most states require employers to post a notice about overtime, minimum wage, and other wage and hour laws.
Get a copy of Delaware's wage and hour poster.more...