West Virginia 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 accrued sick leave for a death in the employee's immediate family. Immediate family is defined to include parents, spouse, children, siblings, parents-in-law, children-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, stepparents, stepsiblings, stepchildren, foster children, individuals in an in loco parentis relationship, and individuals in a legal guardianship relationship (WV Personnel Rule Sec. 143-1-14, Sec. 143-1-3).