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Leave Benefits

Funeral Leave

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, including attending a funeral. This type of benefit is generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative).

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Coverage Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Fact sheet on who is covered by the FLSA.