back pay


: money that is owed to a worker from an earlier time

Examples of back pay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Apple is required to pay $6.75 million in civil penalties and create an $18.25 million fund to provide back pay to those harmed by its hiring practices. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 All four have fought to get their jobs back, and as of August state regulators had ordered the city to reinstate two of them, with back pay. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2023 The government seeks compensatory and punitive damages, back pay for the affected workers, and measures to reform Tesla’s employment practices. Anumita Kaur, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 Federal workers such as air traffic controllers and those in the military would have been required to work without pay, even though most would have gotten back pay once the shutdown ended. Robert Reich, CBS News, 1 Oct. 2023 The 17 plaintiffs suing the league and its teams are seeking back pay and other damages. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Aug. 2023 The arbitrator, who faulted Portsmouth police leadership for failing to adequately advise Goodwin on how to handle the situation, told the city in 2018 to give Goodwin two years’ worth of back pay. Steven Porter,, 7 June 2023 Federal workers have received back pay after previous shutdowns have ended, but the Plakanises said nobody would extend the same help to them and their employees. Jack Healy, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Some, including members of the military, would work without pay and would receive back pay later on, after a new funding bill is passed and signed into law. Marley Jay, NBC News, 26 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Back pay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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