FMLA in Delaware is not supplemented by additional state legislation. However, Delaware does recognize same-sex marriage. Therefore, in light of the June 26, 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage and the granting of the individual states to make that determination themselves, covered employers are now required to treat all couples that were married and are living in Delaware in the same manner, with regard to the application of  requirements and benefits of FMLA in Delaware.

FMLA in Delaware is only different in the laws application to spousal qualification. There is no need for confusion. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia have voted to recognize same-sex marriage and the recent Supreme Court ruling requires that all couples legally married and living in Delaware be treated the same regarding the application of FMLA law. Nevertheless, there has been a number of large judgments against employers who failed to properly and consistently apply the law. As before the ruling, ignorance and confusion will not provide a good defense regarding FMLA in Delaware.

Compliance with FMLA in Delaware has been made simple by Qcera, Inc., who since the year 2000 have provided covered employers with the ultimate leave administration tool. Qcera’s cloud-based, LeaveSource software products provide covered employers with automatically applied federal and state legislative updates, user-friendly interface, and a well-documented audit trail that ensures compliance with FMLA in Delaware.

FMLA in Delaware does not need to be a four-letter word. And the $80,000 price tag recently hung on the average cost of defense for a FMLA lawsuit, win or lose, makes  Qcera’s LeaveSource™ product line a most valuable resource. LeaveSource™ software can help a covered employer of any size become compliant with federal, state and even company-specific policies. For a demonstration of LeaveSource™ software’s capabilities and ease of use, please click on the red button above, or visit the LeaveSource™ product website at