Definition of back pay in English:

back pay

Syllabification: back pay

noun

  • Payment for work done in the past that was withheld at the time, or for work that could have been done had the worker not been prevented from doing so: Hickman should be provided back pay plus any expenses
    More example sentences
    • Provinces have subsequently had to calculate which of their social grant beneficiaries were paid too little backpay in the past.
    • More than 357000 Eastern Cape pensioners are to benefit from nearly R393 million in backpay to be paid out to them by the provincial Welfare Department starting from June.
    • Other senior managers also received about R60 000 in backpay for their car allowances, much to the dismay of ordinary staff members.

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