With divided government in Congress, gridlock reigns for most employment-law bills. One bill that has a slim chance: the Parental Bereavement Act.
It would amend theto allow employees to take after the death of a child. The leave could only be taken in one block, unless the employer allowed the worker to take .
Odds for passage: about 25%.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Beware letting work happen on FMLA leave
- Require strict compliance with FMLA certification rules
- Consider uniform, ADEA-compliant severance and rights-waiver releases--even if age isn't factor
- Is bereavement leave also FMLA leave? Not usually