TITLE 19

Labor

Unemployment Compensation

CHAPTER 33. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

Subchapter IV. Protection of Employees' Rights and Benefits


(a) Any agreement by an individual to waive, release or commute the individual's rights to benefits or any other rights under this chapter shall be void.

(b) Any agreement by any individual in the employ of any person or concern to pay all or any portion of an employer's assessments, required under this chapter from such employer, shall be void.

(c) No employer shall directly or indirectly make or require or accept any deduction from wages to finance the employer's assessments required from the employer, require or accept any waiver of any right hereunder by any individual in the employer's employ, wilfully or intentionally discriminate in regard to the hiring or tenure of work on any term or condition of work of any individual on account of the individual claiming benefits under this chapter or in any manner obstruct or impede the filing of claims for benefits.

(d) Whoever, being an employer or officer or agent of an employer, wilfully or intentionally violates any provision of this section shall, for each offense, be fined not less than $23 nor more than $230 or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.

41 Del. Laws, c. 258, § 15; 43 Del. Laws, c. 280, § 21; 19 Del. C. 1953, § 3371; 53 Del. Laws, c. 79, § 1; 67 Del. Laws, c. 260, § 1; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

(a) No employer or individual claiming benefits shall be charged fees of any kind in any proceeding under this chapter by the Department or its representatives. No individual claiming benefits shall be charged fees of any kind in any proceeding under this chapter by any court or any officer thereof.

(b) Whoever violates this section shall, for each such offense, be fined not less than $23 nor more than $230 or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.

41 Del. Laws, c. 258, § 15; 19 Del. C. 1953, § 3372; 57 Del. Laws, c. 669, § 5B; 67 Del. Laws, c. 260, § 1.;

(a) Any individual claiming benefits in any proceeding before the Department or its representatives or a court may be represented by counsel or other duly authorized agent, but no such counsel or agents shall either charge or receive for such services more than an amount approved by the Department.

(b) Whoever violates this section shall, for each such offense, be fined not less than $23 nor more than $230 or imprisoned not more than 90 days, or both.

41 Del. Laws, c. 258, § 15; 19 Del. C. 1953, § 3373; 57 Del. Laws, c. 669, § 5B; 67 Del. Laws, c. 260, § 1.;

Any assignment, pledge or encumbrance of any rights to benefits which are or may become due or payable under this chapter shall be void. Such rights to benefits shall be exempt from levy, execution, attachment or any other remedy whatsoever provided for the collection of debt. Benefits received by any individual, so long as they are not mingled with other funds of the recipient, shall be exempt from any remedy whatsoever for the collection of all debts except debts incurred for necessaries furnished to such individual or an individual's spouse or dependents during the time when such individual was unemployed, and for child support obligations in accordance with § 3313(n) of this title. Any waiver of any exemption provided for in this section shall be void.

41 Del. Laws, c. 258, § 15; 19 Del. C. 1953, § 3374; 65 Del. Laws, c. 514, § 18; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;