Would anyone be willing to share their qualifying situations for bereavement leave?We are updating our policies, and our current policy allows bereavement leave for the following: "in the event of the death of the employee's current spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, legal guardian, brother, sister, grandparent, or grandchild; or in-laws (mother, father, sister, brother, son, or daughter-in-law)".Thank you for your help!
Immediate Family Defined
For the purposes of this policy, "immediate family" includes spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, domestic partner, child-in-law, parent-in-law, sibling-in-law, grandchild-in-law, or grandparent-in-law.
Non-Immediate Family and Close Friends
In most circumstances, leave for services other than immediate family shall be taken as Paid Time Off (PTO) leave or unpaid time off. In limited and unusual circumstances, paid funeral leave may be provided to attend the funeral of a non-immediate relative or close personal friend.
Employees may be granted up to three (3) days of paid bereavement leave to attend funeral
arrangements and services when a death occurs in the immediate family. An immediate family member
is defined as an employee's spouse, child, step-child, parent, step-parent, parent-in-law, sibling, halfsibling,
step-sibling, sibling-in-law, grandparent and grandchild(ren). An employee who wishes to be
considered for bereavement leave must notify his/her manager immediately. A bereavement leave form
must be submitted for review as soon as possible to be considered for paid bereavement leave.
Additional documentation may be required. If circumstances are such that an employee is unable to
complete the bereavement form prior to taking the time off, s/he will be charged PTO until the
bereavement leave form is submitted, reviewed and approved. If additional time is required, PTO may be
used. All earned leave must be used before Leave Without Pay (LWOP) can be granted. Employees
who are not actively at work or are on another type of leave (i.e. PTO, Floating Holiday, Paid or Unpaid
Leave of Absence, Worker's Comp, Leave Without Pay, Long Term Disability or Compensatory time,
etc…) when death of an immediate family member and/or funeral arrangements or services occur are not
eligible for paid bereavement leave. Paid bereavement leave will only be granted after the employee has
been with APLFCU for 90 days.