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Leave Benefits

Personal Leave

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as personal leave, vacations, sick leave, or federal or other holidays. These benefits are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee's representative).

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits Survey home page
This Bureau of Labor Statistics web page includes the current Annual Bulletin on Benefit Coverage as well as a link to an archive of all National Compensation Survey publications.

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