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Ohio Death in Family: What you need to know

Ohio law does not require bereavement time off for employees working in the private sector.
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State employees. State employees may take 3 days of bereavement leave with pay upon the death of an immediate family member. Employees may also use up to 5 days of sick leave for an absence due to a death in the family (OH Admin. Code Sec. 123:1-32-05, Sec. 123:1-34-09).
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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 October 31, 2016.

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