from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of suspending or dismissing an employee, as for lack of work or because of corporate reorganization.
- n. A period of temporary inactivity or rest.
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- n. A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance or misconduct).
- n. A period of time when someone is unavailable for work.
- n. A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick.
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- n. the act of laying off an employee or a work force
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TPers might want to note that a decrease in revenue because of a change in government policy which then lead to layoff is not the same as the outright firing of an employee.
Laughing, The funding from the layoff is nothing compared to what CxP need to do anything.
It also said "state law already gives schools districts flexibility in layoff procedures to best meet the needs of students" and "the settlement does nothing to solve ongoing staffing problems at hard-to-staff schools."
Its deadpan rhythms and knowing vignettes (you never want to be called into the boss's office to be told you're doing a fantastic job because it's sure to mean a layoff is imminent) remind me of a favorite novel of the 1970s, Renata Adler's Speedboat.
A mass layoff is defined as any firing involving at least 50 people.
"A layoff is an excuse," Ducks coach Mike Babcock countered.
WARN also does not apply when a closing or layoff is the result of a lock-out or strike.
But when a layoff is not carefully structured, liability can erase cost savings.
Long-term layoff plans have not bee revealed. products and clustered offerings around Intel and AMD x64 solutions.
And it slashes the payout to workers on long-term layoff by suspending the much-maligned jobs bank and capping supplemental unemployment benefit payments.