Entry from US English dictionary
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.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: back pay
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