wage freeze

 No raises for employees. During recessions many U.S. companies announce a wage freeze.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • wage freeze — UK US noun [C] HR, WORKPLACE, ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT ► PAY FREEZE(Cf. ↑pay freeze) …   Financial and business terms

  • wage freeze — wage ,freeze noun count a period of time when workers will not receive a pay increase …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wage freeze — noun a freeze of wages at a given level • Hypernyms: ↑freeze * * * wage freeze noun A fixing of wages at a certain level for some time ahead • • • Main Entry: ↑wage * * * wage freeze, a fixing of wages and salaries, as by government decree: »In… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wage freeze — An attempt by a government to counter inflation by fixing wages at their existing level for a specified period. For various reasons, including the use of overtime and bonuses to defeat the measure, this is no longer considered an effective policy …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • wage freeze — /ˈweɪdʒ friz/ (say wayj freez) noun See freeze (def. 28) …   Australian English dictionary

  • wage freeze — setting of a fixed salary, setting a permanent salary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wage freeze — HR government policy of preventing pay rises in order to combat inflation …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • freeze — freeze1 [fri:z] v past tense froze [frəuz US frouz] past participle frozen [ˈfrəuzən US ˈfrou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(liquid)¦ 2¦(food)¦ 3¦(machine/engine)¦ 4¦(weather)¦ 5¦(feel cold)¦ 6¦(wages/prices)¦ 7¦(money/property)¦ 8¦(stop moving)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freeze — [[t]fri͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦♦ freezes, freezing, froze, frozen 1) V ERG If a liquid or a substance containing a liquid freezes, or if something freezes it, it becomes solid because of low temperatures. If the temperature drops below 0°C, water freezes...… …   English dictionary

  • wage — wage1 W3 [weıdʒ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: guarantee, wage ] 1.) [singular] also wages [plural] money you earn that is paid according to the number of hours, days, or weeks that you work →↑salary ▪ He earns a good wage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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