I previously posted about two proposed laws that would provide job-protected bereavement leave for employees. Since then there have been changes related to these two bills.
S. 1358: Parental Bereavement Act of 2011
This bill, which will add bereavement for a child as a protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, is now co-sponsored by Senators Daniel Akaka [D-HI], Mark Begich [D-AK], Sherrod Brown [D-OH], Richard Durbin [D-IL], and Claire McCaskill [D-MO] and remains in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee. Track the progress of S. 1358 through govtrack.us.
California Assembly Bill 325
On October 9, 2011 Governor Brown vetoed AB 325 which would have provided up to three days of job-protected bereavement leave to employees for the death of an immediate family member. Governor Brown issued a veto statement.
This post was written by Cara Panebianco, Esq.