Florida Death in Family laws & HR compliance analysis

Florida Death in Family: What you need to know

Florida 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 2 days of administrative leave with pay due to the death of a spouse or the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling, child, or grandchild of either the employee or the employee's spouse. The employee must submit a statement to the appropriate authority stating the name of, and the employee's relationship to, the deceased (FL Admin. Code Sec. 60L-34.0071).
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 23, 2016.

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