Sep 15

Bereavement Leave

A client recently asked my advice on employee bereavement leave of absence. Here is one I usually recommend:

Employees who wish to take time off due to the death of an immediate family member should notify their supervisor immediately,

Up to three (3) consecutive calendar days (not including weekends or holidays) of paid bereavement leave will be granted to eligible employees in the following classifications:

    Regular full-time

    Regular part-time


Bereavement pay is calculated based on the base pay rate at the time of absence and will not include any special forms of compensation, such as incentives, commissions, bonuses or shift differentials.  Bereavement leave will be paid for those days and hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work.

"Immediate family" includes an employee's spouse, child, parent, brother, sister or grandparent. 

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