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at-risk

adjective [before noun]
 
 
HR used to describe a part of some employees' pay that they only get if they do their job well: at-risk pay/compensation No at-risk pay is awarded for performance that does not meet expectations. Under the agreement, the term "annual base pay rate" will be redefined to exclude all at-risk compensation. →  Compare performance-related , sales commission , variable pay
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