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How is interest on back pay calculated?

In FRSA whistleblower cases brought before the DOL, interest on back pay is computed using the interest rate applicable to underpayment of taxes under 26 U.S.C.A § 6621(a)(2) and is compounded daily.  29 C.F.R. § 1982.109(d)(1).  The purpose of a back pay award is to return the wronged employee to the position he would have been in had his employer not retaliated against him. Johnson v. Roadway Express, Inc., ARB No. 01-013, ALJ No. 99-STA-5, slip op. at 13 (Dec. 30, 2002).


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Jason Zuckerman, Principal of Zuckerman Law, litigates whistleblower retaliation, qui tam, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related claims. He is rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo, was recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a “Top Whistleblower Lawyer” in 2015 and selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America® and in SuperLawyers.