Does Walmart bereavement policy cover aunts and uncles

Not Legal Advice: According to forums, Walmart has a bereavement policy for "extended" members like aunts uncles grandparents spouses family where the employee may get 3 days paid.

Currently, there are no federal laws that require employers to provide employees either paid or unpaid leave. Also, only one state, Oregon, has passed a law requiring employers to provide bereavement leave (it took effect January 1, 2014). The other 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, do not require employers to provide employees either paid or unpaid bereavement leave.

As per Employmentlawhandbook.com, employers, at their discretion, may maintain bereavement leave policies or practices and, in certain circumstances, may be obligated to comply with their established policy or practice.

The most common length of bereavement time off is three days. But, the employer can offer more or less time The employer can also use varying amounts of time off that depend on the employee’s relationship to the deceased, how involved the employee is in making arrangements, and how far away the funeral is.

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