West Virginia Death in Family laws & HR compliance analysis

West Virginia Death in Family: What you need to know

West Virginia 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 use up to 3 days of accrued sick leave for a death in the employee's immediate family. Immediate family is defined to include parents, spouse, children, siblings, parents-in-law, children-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, stepparents, stepsiblings, stepchildren, foster children, individuals in an in loco parentis relationship, and individuals in a legal guardianship relationship (WV Personnel Rule Sec. 143-1-14, Sec. 143-1-3).
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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West Virginia Death in Family Resources

Type Title
Letters Condolence Letter to Employee on Loss of Family Member
Policies Personal Leave of Absence
PowerPoints Bereavement
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