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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Fringe Benefits Definition

Contact: Wage and Hour Division 517-284-7800

Under Public Act 390 of 1978, The Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act, MCL 408.471(e), "fringe benefits" means compensation due an employee pursuant to a written contract or written policy for holiday, time off for sickness or injury, time off for personal reasons or vacation, bonuses, authorized expenses incurred during the course of employment, and contributions made on behalf of an employee.