Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) benefits will begin January 1, 2026.

Delaware Healthy Delaware Families Act (DE PFML)  

PFML allows for paid medical leave for an employee’s own illness, injury or disability. Family leave covers parental leave for bonding, caring for a sick family member, or qualifying military exigencies. Contributions will begin on January 1, 2025.

Delaware Benefits Overview  

  • For employers with 10 or more employees, up to 12 weeks of parental leave in a benefit year
  • For employers with 25 or more employees, an additional 6 weeks of family or medical leave in a 24-month period
  • Up to 80% salary replacement with a maximum benefit of $900
  • A minimum benefit of $100

A private plan is allowed under the law.