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English definition of “at-risk”

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
(Definition of at-risk adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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