Proposed Parental Bereavement Act

October 23, 2011

On July 13, 2011, the Parental Bereavement Act was introduced in Congress. The bill would amend the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) by adding a new job-protected leave category for the death of an employee’s son or daughter. If passed, an eligible employee would be entitled to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period due to the death of a child.