back pay

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Past wages and benefits (bonus, increment, overtime, etc.) to which an employee is entitled either because of a retroactive increase or employment practices (such as dismissal or denial of promotion) declared unlawful by a court or tribunal.

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The employee was due back pay for the commission sales they generated in the first quarter so we just cut a check.
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His paycheck was much larger than he normally got because he received some unexpected back pay after going salaried from hourly at his place of employment.
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Since you were promoted to your new position six months ago and still have not received your pay raise, you will receive your back pay in two weeks.
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