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Delaware retailers must accept cash under new law

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Most Delaware retailers are now required to accept cash payments thanks to a new law signed by Gov. John Carney Friday. House Bill 299, sponsored by Rep. Franklin Cooke, D-New Castle, prohibits sellers of consumer goods or services from refusing to accept cash payments except in limited circumstances.  The law covers sales made at retail stores through in-person transactions. It …

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Paid family and medical leave ‘the law of the land’ in Delaware

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware has become the 11th state to offer a paid family and medical leave program to new parents, caregivers, and those with serious illnesses. Flanked by lawmakers and activists, Gov. John Carney on Tuesday signed Senate Substitute for Senate Bill 1 into law after a year-plus long campaign to gather support from stakeholders in government, labor and business. Employer and …

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Darby ordinance would make Wilm employers pay for shift changes

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

Photo/Getty Images Business leaders are lining up in opposition to a proposed ordinance in Wilmington that would require service industry employers to provide two-weeks notice of work schedules and compensate employees when changes occur.  The measure, sponsored by Council Member Shané Darby, D-District 2, aims to provide more schedule stability for hourly workers at retail, hospitality and foodservice establishments with …

Bill aims to reduce regulatory burden on small businesses

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

A proposed bill in the House of Representatives would require state agencies to consider the burden new regulations would impose on businesses and take steps to minimize those impacts. Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, before adopting a new regulation, state agencies would be required to complete an economic impact statement. The statement would identify affected businesses, determine the cost of …

Paid medical leave won’t place onerous burden on business, sponsor says

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Health

A bill to give Delaware workers up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave has earned the support of some lawmakers, business owners, medical professionals and nonprofit advocates. But some business leaders fear a state-run paid leave program would be overly burdensome on already-struggling small businesses. Senate Bill 1, sponsored by Sen. Sarah McBride, D-Wilmington, would create a …

Roundtable to focus on proposed paid family, medical leave bill

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

State Sen. Sarah McBride will hold the first in a series of roundtable conversations Thursday focused on 12-week paid family and medical leave and the effect it would have on Delawareans. The Nov. 17 event at the Trolley Square Brew HaHa! will address Senate Bill 1, also known as the Healthy Delaware Families Act. The event will begin at 4:30 …

Federal COVID-19 unemployment payments end in September

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

  All federal unemployment pay boosts related to COVID-19 end the first week in September. Photo by Yury Kim/Pexels All pandemic-related unemployment programs provided under the American Rescue Plan Act will expire on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021.  With near-universal staffing shortages, some say ending these programs will finally give people the incentive they need to return to work.  Programs affected …