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Back Pay

Wages and salary a company is required to pay from a previous pay period but has not. Back pay may arise if a company is having cash flow problems, or if the company is insolvent. Non-payment of back pay can result in a lawsuit.
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2 million in backpay and fines for working employees off the clock.
APC's liability for backpay and retirement benefits arose from an October 10, 1989 Board decision, Alaska Pulp Corp.
The employee suit seeks backpay, compensatory damages and an injunction requiring Albertson's to pay employees for all time worked, keep accurate time records, "cease and desist" from threatening to discipline or discharge employees who make claims, and provide legally-required rest breaks.
He added: "They've agreed to abide by all relevant labour laws, including backpay where necessary.
When Schleier filed his tax return, he included as gross income the backpay portion of his settlement, but excluded the portion attributable to liquidated damages.
If an individual is awarded backpay, the employer must withhold benefits paid to the individual from the award, and pay that amount to the Director of the District Department of Employment Services.
The Board estimates that the backpay ALPA owes the 12 Unit 1 employees who were illegally laid off currently exceeds $700,000, and Unit 1 estimates that it will cost ALPA well in excess of $2 million to rescind the unilaterally imposed terms.
And they delayed their inevitable climbdown so long that 18 of the women victims claiming backpay have gone to their graves since their legal action began.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has the authority to award backpay to strikers who are unlawfully denied reinstatement by their employer after an unconditional request for reinstatement has been made.
By PAT FLANAGAN AN exploited worker forced to slog for up to 77 hours a week in a kitchen has lost the EUR86,000 in backpay awarded to him by the Labour Court.
Some claimants also want backpay equivalent to the binmen's bonus, but are set to be offered nothing.