Tag: Bereavement Leave

Creating a Bereavement Leave Policy for Your Company

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 […]

Why You Should Establish a Bereavement Leave Policy

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 […]

Workers and grief: What HR needs to consider when employees suffer loss

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. […]

Ask the Expert: How Much Bereavement Leave Should We Offer?

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 […]

New Oregon law gives employees bereavement leave

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 […]