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Back wages


See back pay
Historical Examples

He hinted that if he could get his back wages he did not care what became of the boat.
The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock

His clothes, save what were upon him, had descended to his man-servant for back wages.
The Voice of the City O. Henry

He insists that several months back wages were due him at the time he left here.
The Missing Formula Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt

And I say it’s fair and honest to get your back wages the best way you can.
The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

Well, if he doesn’t pay me some of my back wages soon, I’ll sue him!
Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone Victor Appleton

I hear’d a lot o’ yaller Niggers spoutin’ off how dey was gwine a-take over de white folks’ lan’ for back wages.
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration

And why was it that Mr. Smith wouldn’t pay Billy, the desk clerk, his back wages when he wanted to put it into Cuba?
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Stephen Leacock

But they decided rightly; and seeing the game was up, merely tried to get me to promise to pay their back wages.
Ranching, Sport and Travel Thomas Carson

He even blew in his own bank account settlin’ part of the back wages.
Shorty McCabe on the Job Sewell Ford

Also he collected hundreds of dollars in back wages for workers whom the companies had sought to defraud.
The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin


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