Grief and bereavement leave are complex issues for many employers. Your policy may provide only three to five days of leave, while the fallout from the death of a loved one can rarely be encapsulated in such a relatively short time frame. In addition, even before the death occurred, you may have been dealing with […]
Tag: Bereavement Leave
In a previous article, we addressed the benefits of having a bereavement leave policy. Here we examine how to craft the right type of bereavement policy for your workplace. What type of bereavement leave should you offer and how much? Who will be eligible for leave? How should employees notify you of their need for […]
In the past few months, I’ve spent every week, if not every day, updating or creating employee handbooks for businesses of all sizes. During that time, I’ve often found myself answering questions about bereavement leave. Most often, employers ask whether their state requires them to offer paid bereavement leave. When I answer their questions, I […]
Knowing what to do when someone suffers the loss of a loved one isn’t easy, especially in the workplace, where some people are open about personal relationships and others strive for separation between their work and personal lives. But no matter an employee’s thinking, certain situations—particularly a death in the family—make explanations at work necessary. […]
Employers in Illinois must now allow workers 2 weeks’ unpaid leave for the death of a child. Illinois appears to be the second state to mandate bereavement leave for private employers; Oregon adopted a similar measure in 2014.
Is there benchmarking available for time off for bereavement/bereavement leave? There is no law requiring it, but most employers provide paid time off to employees when there is a death in the employee’s immediate family. Employers may set whatever bereavement leave policy they want. The policy should apply to all employees uniformly and be enforced […]
by Calvin Keith Oregon will become the first state in the nation to require employers to provide bereavement leave when House Bill 2950 takes effect January 1. The new law allows for bereavement leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA). The law applies to any employer with 25 or more employees in Oregon. Any […]