Bereavement Leave

Bereavement leave is paid, or unpaid leave following the death of a family member or loved one. While there is no federal requirement, most employers offer bereavement leave to support workers during a difficult time.

The amount of time varies, although usually, it’s between one and five days. Some organizations offer more leave for the death of an immediate family member (child, spouse, or parent) than a more distant relative or close friend.

Bereavement leave gives workers the time and space to make arrangements, attend the funeral and recover emotionally

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