Nebraska Death in Family laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska Death in Family: What you need to know

Nebraska 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 employers may grant employees up to 5 working days for funeral leave on the death of a member of the employee's immediate family. This includes the employee's spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, child, grandchild, the spouse of any of these relatives, or a person who was similarly related to the employee's spouse (e.g., father-in-law). Step-person relationships are also included (NE Admin. Code Tit. 273 Ch. 10 Sec. 007).
The definition may be expanded to include those with a similar personal relationship, at the discretion of the state agency's director.
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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