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Paid Parental Leave


Support Paid Parental Leave for State Workers and Their Families

Research shows children and their families do better with paid leave. Offering paid parental leave to state workers makes Delaware a more attractive employer and offers a long-overdue benefit to workers. Our employees should not have to worry about finances when it comes time to start a family.

As the largest employer in the state, Delaware should take the lead on this issue. Paid parental leave will support state workers and their families – and help us recruit and retain employees.

Under House Bill 3:

  • Full-time state employees, including teachers, would be eligible for 12 weeks of paid maternity or paternity leave after one year of employment.
  • Parents would be eligible for leave for up to one year after the birth of the child or adoption of a child under the age of six.

Fill out the form below to show your support for this important legislation.





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