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Missouri Death in Family: What you need to know

Private employers. Missouri law does not require employers to provide bereavement leave for employees working in the private sector.
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State employers. State employers may grant employees up to 5 consecutive working days for bereavement leave on the death of a member of the employee's family, including spouse, child, sibling, parent, stepparent, grandparent, grandchild, or household member. The employee is also entitled to this leave for the death of a spouse's child, parent, stepparent, grandparent, or grandchild (1 MO CSR 20-5.020).
Employee assistance programs (EAPs). Employers that have an EAP may consider offering bereaved employees the opportunity to see a grief counselor through the EAP.
Last reviewed on December 16, 2016.

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