Back Pay

Federal employees in government agencies are entitled to bring suit in the Court of Federal Claims under the Back Pay Act when the government has paid less than federal statutes or regulations provide.

Back pay claims include situations in which employees have been affected by “unjustified or unwarranted” personnel actions which resulted in the withdrawal or reduction of all or part of the employees’ pay. The Act also entitles affected parties to reasonable attorney fees related to the action and interest on amounts owed.