Those employees may or may not get back pay when the shutdown ends.
On May 18, 1872, Congress passed a law for the restitution of back pay.
With the back pay during his absence, the sum amounted to about $15,000.
But if I fail to return, my master makes my back pay with cold stripes.
Give the boys thirty-day orders on the Company for the back pay.
Meanwhile, I must begin to-morrow to cry like a poor devil about the back pay.
Then I got the back pay, of course, but I ought to have had it before.
Look at a single class of these collections,—the back pay of sick men.
But the possible loss of his back pay would be a catastrophe.
Washington now showed his sagacity in quelling the fears of the soldiers regarding their back pay.