Mississippi law does not require bereavement time off for employees working in the private sector; however, most employers do offer workers some form of time off for bereavement after the death of a loved one.
State employees. State employees may use up to 3 days of earned major medical leave as bereavement leave for a death in the immediate family. “Immediate family” is defined as spouse, parent, stepparent, sibling, child, stepchild, grandchild, grandparent, and in-laws (MS Code Sec. 25-3-95 (3)).