English translation: (company) seniority, time spent, length of service
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08:48 Mar 28, 2002
German to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents
German term or phrase:Alterslastigkeit
Mit dem Vertragsbedienstetenreformgesetz konnte ein modernes und leistungsorientiertes Besoldungssystem geschaffen werden, das für junge Bedienstete attraktive Bezüge vorsieht und die in anderen Laufbahnen bestehende Alterslastigkeit der Besoldung vermeidet.
Explanation: With the contract worker's reform act was instituted a modern, performance-oriented salary structure which affords younger associates attractive rates of income while averting the age-based seniority pay premiums common in other career fields
gangels Local time: 02:51 Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in pair: 5465
age-related imbalance in the compensation structure
Explanation: To look behind the scenes for a minute, I think this is to express that the compensation structure should be made more attractive for younger entrants/recruits, as in the German civil service (I suspect this is the context), your age/length of service will determine your salary. So if two equally qualified people go for a job, the older one will be more expensive. This compensation structure is designed to avoid this imbalance (= Alterslastigkeit). The word has a fairly negative connotation.
Karin Walker Germany Local time: 10:51 Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in pair: 119
Explanation: With this reform act, a modern and performance oriented salary structure was created, which anticipates attractive wages for younger emplyees and avoids existing salary overaging in other careers.