HB 47 Would Eliminate Wage Modifications Approved in DE’s 149th General Assembly Session

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After an impasse over legislation that would raise the minimum wage in Delaware on the last day of the 149th session in June, Republican lawmakers secured two modifications to the measure – a training wage that is 50 cents under the minimum for adults in their first 90 days of employment and a youth wage – to pay 50 cents less than the minimum to an employee under the age of 18 – and the legislation was approved and signed by the Governor. HB 47 was introduced yesterday by Democrat Kimberly Williams that would remove both the training wage and youth wage.  House Minority Leader, Danny Short says that if approved it would be a shameful breach of trust and will destroy the Democrat’s credibility with the GOP.