In some states, family leave laws include employee bereavement time off after the death of a family member. There is no New Mexico law that requires employers to offer their employees bereavement leave when a family member dies. However, most employers in the state do offer their workers paid time off in such a case. Additional information is available.
Employee assistance programs (EAPs). Employers may consider offering bereaved employees the opportunity to see a grief counselor at an EAP, if they have one available. There is additional information about EAPs..
Additional information is available on issues relating to the death of an employee.
Last reviewed March 2015.