Mississippi Death in Family laws & HR compliance analysis

Mississippi Death in Family: What you need to know

Mississippi 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 earned major medical leave as bereavement leave for a death in the immediate family. “Immediate family” is defined as spouse, parent, stepparent, sibling, child, stepchild, grandchild, grandparent, and in-laws (MS Code Sec. 25-3-95 (3)).
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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 January 12, 2017.

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