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Handle the Death of an Employee Checklist

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

When to Use

There are administrative, legal and practical steps employers must consider and undertake after the death of an employee. An employer should use this checklist after the employer receives notice that an employee has died outside of the workplace. This checklist does not cover the specific considerations that must be taken into account when an employee dies at work or dies (either at or away from work) as the result of a work-related accident.

Employers do not have to complete the following steps in sequential order to properly complete the checklist. An employer may need to carry out some steps simultaneously or in a different order, but in general, the steps should be carried out in a relatively short amount of time.

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