Back Pay Award

Back Pay Award

A legally enforceable decree ordering an employer to pay to an employee retroactively a designated increase in his or her salary that occurred during a particular period of employment. A decision rendered by a judicial or Quasi-Judicial body that an employee has a legal right to collect accrued salary that has not been paid out to him or her.

Back pay awards ensue from litigation involving employment discrimination and issues regarding labor-management relations. Federal Civil Rights legislation provides for back pay awards to compensate the victim for economic losses suffered as a result of discrimination.

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"If the court had found otherwise, any back pay award for wrongful termination or discrimination would be subject to the Wage Act," he said.
While the county relies on a trilogy of Title VII pension decisions issued by the Supreme Court, we disagree with this reliance because a back pay award under Title VII is a discretionary equitable remedy that a court may select in awarding relief to a plaintiff, while back pay awards under the ADEA are mandatory legal remedies, the amount of which is to be determined by a fact finder.
The dollar figure of the back pay award is in negotiation.
In Alverez' original complaint, he had sought reinstatement to his former position, back pay since the date of his termination, interest on the back pay award, costs and attorney fees, and "any other relief deemed appropriate" by the FMSHRC.
Following the trial, the district court granted the plaintiff's post-trial motion to augment the jury's award to offset the negative tax consequences that she would incur from receiving the lump-sum back pay award. (2) The defendant-employer appealed the decision, claiming in part that the district court had improperly granted the plaintiff's post-trial motion to augment the jury's award.
2d DCA February 1, 2006), the court held that the plaintiff's attorneys' fees, costs and expenses, compensatory damages, and back pay award were collectively subject to the limitation on the "total amount of recovery" provided for in F.S.
The Court ruled that because the policy goals of IRCA outweigh those of the NLRA, the immigration act precluded any back pay award to undocumented immigrants under the labor act.
A NATIONALIST politician has condemned a pounds 25,000 Ministry of Defence back pay award to paratrooper Lee Clegg for his time in jail in relation to shooting at a stolen car in which two west Belfast teenagers were killed.
VIRGINIA: (in court): back pay with interest (1 year max.), attorney fees (no more than 25% of back pay award) [section]2.1-725
There is important "consciousness raising" in this book, and it is done effectively and usefully by discussing important issues rarely raised in arbitration hearings, such as awarding interest on back pay owed for a breach of a collective bargaining contract and deducting from a back pay award unemployment compensation benefits received during a period of layoff or suspension.
Second, the availability of a back pay award would create an incentive for dismissed workers to unlawfully remain in the United States because the NLRB does not make back pay awards for periods during which an individual was outside the country.
The Supreme Court recently held that a back pay award resulting from a Title VII claim for sex-based employment discrimination is not sheltered from taxation under the Sec.