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I'm looking for a term or idiomatic expression or phrase that describes a situation wherein junior employees get paid more than their senior colleagues.

  • If employee age is involved, and not just seniority of employment,, then ageism. – Drew Jan 5 '17 at 16:02
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This is called pay or salary inversion (see Wikipedia in link; sometimes also called inverted pay or an inverted pay scale). It typically happens when it costs more to hire someone new than what existing employees are being paid, though it could potentially also occur if someone junior is given a large raise for some reason. You can find articles about it on the web, like this one from MBA Skool.

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