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Checklist: What to do When an Employee Dies

Whether an employee dies suddenly or succumbs to a long battle with illness, the result is the same: A tremendous feeling of loss and sadness for his or her coworkers and a need for the business to go on. 

To ensure that the situation is handled with dignity and care, employers should be educated on the right and wrong ways to communicate the news, manage the employee’s final pay and benefits, and address other important issues.

Davis Brown Law Firm attorneys Breanna Young and Jana Weiler share the following tips, outlined in the checklist below, to help you navigate the needs of your company and your employees during a difficult time.