Delaware House OKs Paid Parental Leave for State Employees - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Delaware House OKs Paid Parental Leave for State Employees

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 8:56 PM Updated:

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware House has passed a bill that would give state employees 12 weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child.

The Delaware State News reports that the measure is one of the most generous family-leave policies in the United States. House Bill 3 would allow state government and school district employees to use up to 12 weeks of paid leave if they have a baby. It also applies to parents who adopt a child younger than 6.

Employees must work with the state for a year to be eligible, and unused leave can expire. The bill is estimated to cost around $5.2 million, with $3.9 million being paid by the state and the remainder split between districts.

The House passed the bill 27-13 on Tuesday. It now heads to the Senate.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Homicide Investigators Looking into Somerset County Inmate's Death

    Homicide Investigators Looking into Somerset County Inmate's Death

    Sunday, September 15 2019 10:46 PM EDT2019-09-16 02:46:10 GMT
    Monday, September 16 2019 7:31 AM EDT2019-09-16 11:31:55 GMT
    Eastern Correctional Institution. (Photo: WBOC)Eastern Correctional Institution. (Photo: WBOC)
    Eastern Correctional Institution. (Photo: WBOC)Eastern Correctional Institution. (Photo: WBOC)
    Homicide investigators are looking into the death of an inmate being held at a Maryland prison.More
    Homicide investigators are looking into the death of an inmate being held at a Maryland prison.More
  • Trade In Used Car Seats, Get a $30 Gift Card

    Trade In Used Car Seats, Get a $30 Gift Card

    Monday, September 16 2019 7:55 AM EDT2019-09-16 11:55:37 GMT
    Monday, September 16 2019 7:55 AM EDT2019-09-16 11:55:37 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    Walmart and TerraCycle joined forces to launch the nation's largest car seat recycling event across the country.More
    Walmart and TerraCycle joined forces to launch the nation's largest car seat recycling event across the country.More
  • Beached Whale Dies on Ocean City Beach

    Beached Whale Dies on Ocean City Beach

    Sunday, September 15 2019 5:03 PM EDT2019-09-15 21:03:05 GMT
    Monday, September 16 2019 8:31 AM EDT2019-09-16 12:31:01 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, MD-A juvenile sperm whale has died after being stranded on Ocean City beach. Ocean City Police Department says it was around 6:45 AM this morning when the whale was first reported stranded along the shoreline. According to a release provided bMore
    OCEAN CITY, MD-A juvenile sperm whale has died after being stranded on Ocean City beach. Ocean City Police Department says it was around 6:45 AM this morning when the whale was first reported stranded along the shoreline. According to a release provided bMore
  • Delaware NewsDelaware NewsMore>>

  • Millsboro Man Charged with Strangulation after Fight with Girlfriend

    Millsboro Man Charged with Strangulation after Fight with Girlfriend

    Monday, September 16 2019 11:32 AM EDT2019-09-16 15:32:53 GMT
    Monday, September 16 2019 11:32 AM EDT2019-09-16 15:32:53 GMT
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A Millsboro man has been arrested and charged with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Just before 10:00 pm Thursday, Rehoboth Beach police officers were called to the area of the second block of Olive Avenue for a report of a woman More
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A Millsboro man has been arrested and charged with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Just before 10:00 pm Thursday, Rehoboth Beach police officers were called to the area of the second block of Olive Avenue for a report of a woman More
  • Former UD Baseball Player Accused in Serial Rapes Faces First Trial

    Former UD Baseball Player Accused in Serial Rapes Faces First Trial

    Monday, September 16 2019 9:00 AM EDT2019-09-16 13:00:53 GMT
    Monday, September 16 2019 9:00 AM EDT2019-09-16 13:00:53 GMT
    Clay ConawayClay Conaway
    Clay ConawayClay Conaway
    Opening statements are set in the first trial of a former college baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women.More
    Opening statements are set in the first trial of a former college baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women.        More
  • Balloons Over Sussex Take Flight in Georgetown

    Balloons Over Sussex Take Flight in Georgetown

    Sunday, September 15 2019 2:02 PM EDT2019-09-15 18:02:27 GMT
    Monday, September 16 2019 7:29 AM EDT2019-09-16 11:29:05 GMT
    The hot air balloon festival made it's return after more than a decade-long hiatus. As the sun rose this morning, hot air balloons ascended into the sky over Georgetown.More
    The hot air balloon festival made it's return after more than a decade-long hiatus. As the sun rose this morning, hot air balloons ascended into the sky over Georgetown. More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices