Tennessee Death in Family laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee Death in Family: What you need to know

Tennessee 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 are entitled to 3 days of paid bereavement leave following the death of the employee's child, parent, spouse, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, stepchild, stepparent, foster parent, or parent-in-law (TN Code Sec. 8-50-113).
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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