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The Wall Street Journal: Facebook to give bereaved workers more time to grieve

Facebook Inc. is giving employees more paid time to grieve after the death of family members.

The company is extending its bereavement leave, offering employees who have lost immediate family members up to 20 days off and those who have lost members of their extended family up to 10 days off.

The move, which went into effect on Jan. 1, was announced Tuesday in a Facebook post by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose husband, technology executive Dave Goldberg, died suddenly in 2015.

Sandberg wrote that, “amid the nightmare of Dave’s death when my kids needed me more than ever, I was grateful every day to work for a company that provides bereavement leave and flexibility.

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