Last week on a straight party-line vote of 26-15, the Delaware General Assembly passed legislation, already approved by the state senate, that will incrementally raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. The proposal, which Governor John Carney is expected to sign, makes the President’s home state the latest to adopt a $15/hour minimum wage. The legislation will trigger the first increase effective January 1, 2022 from the current $9.25 per hour to $10.50/hour . Subsequently, the wage will increase an additional $1.25 on January 1, 2023; by another $1.50 in 2024 and then by a final $1.75 in 2025 to $15 per hour. Although it was initially proposed that the tipped wage of $2.23 per hour would be eliminated, servers organized in support of keeping the current wage structure in place and the bill that was finally sent to the Governor’s desk does not change the current tipped minimum wage.