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Fringe Benefit Time

Reference Number: MTAS-1186
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: July 03, 2017
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Fringe benefits provided by the employer are not considered compensable under the act. Fringe benefits include vacation time, holidays, funeral leave, paid jury duty, and paid weather-related closings. The FLSA does not even address these types of fringe benefits. The extent to which an employer provides fringe benefits, or does not provide them, is entirely up to the employer. Time that an employee takes off with or without pay for any provided fringe benefit does not count as compensable time for the purposes of calculating overtime.

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