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Payroll Delaware, Unique Aspects of Delaware Payroll Law and Practice
The Delaware State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a .00 penalty for a late report in Delaware.
The Delaware new hire reporting agency can be reached at 302-577-7171 or on the web site at www.state.de.us/dhss/dcse/index.html .
Delaware does not allow compulsory direct deposit.
Delaware requires the following information on an employee's pay stub:
Delaware requires that employee be paid no less often than monthly.
Delaware requires that employees must be paid within 7 days after the end of the pay period.
Delaware payroll law requires that involuntarily or voluntarily terminated employees must be paid their final pay by the next regular payday or by mail upon request.
Deceased employee's wages up to 0.00 must be paid to the surviving children under 21 custodian, surviving spouse, children 21 and over or the deceased's parents (in that order) when a "Proper Demand" has been made.
Escheat laws in Delaware require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after five years.
There is no provision in Delaware law concerning record retention of abandoned wage records.
Delaware payroll laws allow for a tip credit against Delaware State minimum wage of .92 per hour.
In Delaware the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are: a 30-minute meal period during a 7 and one half-hour shift. Taking place after the first two hours and before the last two hours o the shift.
The Delaware law requires that wage and hour records be retained for a period of at least three years.
The Delaware agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Division of Child Support Enforcement
P.O. Box 904
New Castle, DE 19720
Delaware has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,