As expected, Delaware Governor John Carney signed the Healthy Delaware Families Act into law last week. The law creates the Delaware Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program, of which we advised you last month. The program will be funded by both employee and employer contributions and when fully operational, will provide up to 80% of pay for as many as 12 weeks. The program is required for businesses with 25 or more employees and contributions will begin in 2025 with benefits becoming available in 2026. Elsewhere on the Paid Family and Medical Leave front, the state of Colorado has issued its first set of regulations for its new state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program, which will begin providing paid benefits on January 1, 2024. The program will be available to most employees in the Centennial State (the threshold trigger is 1 employee) and the state will pay employees on leave directly up to a $1,100 weekly cap for up to between 12 and 16 weeks depending on the reason for the leave. Premiums, which are to be split evenly between the employee and the employer, are to be deducted at the rate of .9% of salary beginning on January 1, 2023. More helpful details on FAMLI can be found here.