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Paying Employees in Delaware

Delaware 2024 Minimum Wage:

  • $13.25 per hour
  • $2.23 per hour for tipped employees


Delaware Overtime Rules:

  • 1.5 x’s the regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek


Delaware Paystub Requirements: (for employers with 4+ employees)

  • Amount of wages due
  • Pay period covered by the payment
  • Amounts of deductions (separately specified) which have been made from the wages
  • Total number of hours worked in the pay period (for employees who are paid on an hourly rate)


How often do you have to pay employees in Delaware?

  • Payment must be made at least once per month
  • The pay date should be no more than seven days after the pay period end date


When is an employee’s final check due in Delaware?

  • Voluntary resignation – next regular payday
  • Involuntary termination – next regular payday


Delaware Withholding Tax Registration


Wages Subject to Delaware Withholding

  • All income earned within the state of Delaware is subject to Delaware withholding
  • For Delaware residents working out side of Delaware the employer must first withhold the income tax of the state where the work is performed and then, at the option of the employee, withhold Delaware tax


Delaware Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate



  • None


Delaware Withholding Tax Due Dates

  • Withholding methods determined using a lookback period which is 7/1 – 6/30 of the year preceding the calendar year for which period is being determined. 
  • $4,570.00 or less remits quarterly
  • $4,570.01 – $25,000 remits monthly
  • $25,000.01+ remits 8th monthly


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Delaware Unemployment Tax Registration


Delaware Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 1.2%
  • 2024 Wage Base: $10,500


Delaware Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period


Delaware New Hire Reporting


Delaware Child Support


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