pay received by an employee from an increase awarded retrospectively
Those employees may or may not get back pay when the shutdown ends.
How the Government Shutdown Hurts National Security Josh Rogin September 29, 2013
On May 18, 1872, Congress passed a law for the restitution of back pay.
A History of Trade Unionism in the United States Selig Perlman
With the back pay during his absence, the sum amounted to about $15,000.
Booker T. Washington Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
But if I fail to return, my master makes my back pay with cold stripes.
God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
Give the boys thirty-day orders on the Company for the back pay.
The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Meanwhile, I must begin to-morrow to cry like a poor devil about the back pay.
Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
Then I got the back pay, of course, but I ought to have had it before.
Captain Jinks, Hero Ernest Crosby
Look at a single class of these collections,—the back pay of sick men.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 Various
But the possible loss of his back pay would be a catastrophe.
Billy and the Big Stick Richard Harding Davis
Washington now showed his sagacity in quelling the fears of the soldiers regarding their back pay.
Comic History of the United States Bill Nye
a payment due for previously done work; also, salary overdue from a past pay period. Also written backpay ; also called back payment , back salary , back wages
- Back payment
noun See back pay
to retard the forward motion by pressing backward on the pedal, especially of a bicycle with coaster brakes. to retreat from or reverse one’s previous stand on any matter; shift ground: to back-pedal after severe criticism. Boxing. to retreat from an opponent, especially by stepping rapidly backward. Historical Examples Several times, when I wanted to […]
- Back plastering
the introduction of partitions of lath and plaster between the inner and outer surfaces of a stud wall in order to improve the insulating properties of the wall. parging applied behind the exterior brickwork of a wall in order to exclude moisture and air from the interior of the wall. Historical Examples It is seldom […]
Building Trades. a wood or metal plate serving as a backing for a structural member. Armor. a piece of plate armor for protecting the back: worn as part of a cuirass. Historical Examples That princes monogram, the Conde points out, is to be seen on the backplate gilded in relief. Spanish Arms and Armour Albert […]