Arizona Death in Family laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Death in Family: What you need to know

Arizona 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.
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State employees. State employees may take off up to 24 regularly scheduled work hours due to the death or funeral of a spouse, natural child, adopted child, foster child, stepchild, natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, an individual who stood "in loco parentis," grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, or daughter-in-law. An employee may be granted 16 additional hours of leave to attend funeral services out of state (AZ Admin. Rules Sec. R2-5A-B605).
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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