Is Retroactive Pay Required For Delayed Promotion?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about retroactive pay:

If you are finally getting promoted to a change of title and rate increase for a job you have been doing, does the law require employers to give retroactive pay back to when you began doing the work?

Signed, Finally Getting Paid

Dear Finally Getting Paid:

We don’t have access to the laws of each state regarding specific labor matters, so you may wish to contact the Department of Labor in your state. If the matter is particularly severe and involves a lot of money, you might want to consult an attorney who specializes in labor issues.

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