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fringe benefit

any of various benefits, as free life or health insurance, paid holidays, a pension, etc., received by an employee in addition to regular pay.
1945-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for fringe benefits
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes excellent fringe benefits.
  • His salary as a part-time instructor, albeit low and without fringe benefits, kept us afloat this past year.
  • Also, this is one of the few fringe benefits that may be provided to spouses.
  • In fact, in many places the opportunity to pursue outside consulting is one of the best fringe benefits of academic work.
  • fringe benefits are nearly the polar opposite of sucking.
  • But those are fringe benefits, not matters of faith.
  • Working conditions and fringe benefits were an important consideration, too.
  • They had to offer fringe benefits to attract workers and health insurance was one of those benefits.
  • fringe benefits provided by an employer are not a salary or wage, and therefore are not reportable compensation.
  • Unlike employee compensation paid in cash, many fringe benefits are exempt from income and payroll taxes.
British Dictionary definitions for fringe benefits

fringe benefit

an incidental or additional advantage, esp a benefit provided by an employer to supplement an employee's regular pay, such as a pension, company car, luncheon vouchers, etc
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fringe benefits in Culture

fringe benefit definition

A payment to a worker in addition to salary or wages. It may take the form of cash, goods, or services, and may include such items as health insurance, pension plans, and paid vacations.

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