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The Office of Labor Law Enforcement enforces state and federal labor laws, including wage payment, minimum wage, child labor, prevailing wages for state-funded construction projects, and discrimination laws. Additional laws enforced by this office include Clean Indoor Air Act, Use of Polygraph Tests, Equal Pay, Right to Inspect Personnel Files, and Special Employment Practices Relating to Health Care and Childcare Facilities.
State Child Labor Laws: The Child Labor Law requires work permits for minors aged 14 to 17 years old. The law restricts hours of work and prohibits employment in hazardous occupations.
The Delaware child labor requirements can be found in Title 19, Part I, Chapter 5 of the Delaware Code Unannotated
State Minimum Wage: Effective June 1, 2015, the Delaware minimum wage is $8.25 per hour.
The Delaware minimum wage requirements can be found in Title 19, Part I, Chapter 9 of the Delaware Code Unannotated
State Prevailing Wage: $100,000 for new construction and $15,000 for remodeling are set as the threshold amounts for contract coverage under the state prevailing wage law.