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lay off

[′lā ¦ȯf]
(engineering)
The process of fairing a ship's lines or an airplane's in a mold loft in order to make molds and templates for structural units.
(navigation)
The act of steering a ship away from the shore, a pier, or another ship.
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If lay-offs were inevitable it is vital to follow proper procedures in order to avoid tribunal claims.
Last week Hyundai began distributing lay-off notices to 2,678 workers at its factory in the southeastern city of Ulsan.
Lay-off survivors face increased job insecurity stemming from the lay-offs and frequently encounter increased stress from heightened workloads.
Workers get lay-off pay of about 80 per cent of their normal wage.
Previously unattractive business propositions may merit another look, which is not to say lay-offs should be avoided at all costs.
But Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones revealed some employees had been written to indicating there would be some 700 temporary lay-offs in December.
Furthermore, a memo created by the former plant manager, Tom Lewandowski, revealed his advice to superiors that the plant closing had to be more than 12 months after the lay-offs so that the employees are deprived of their closing benefits.
The lay-offs are effective immediately and result in an approximate 50% reduction in PurchaseSoft's total workforce.
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MORE than 30 safety workers walked out of Wylfa nuclear power station yesterday amid rumours of lay-offs.
The lay-offs are part of a restructuring programme ordered by the government.
Citing a recent study in American Demographics that reported customer service is becoming increasingly important among households with incomes of less than $25,000, Leonard noted that Wal-Mart's lay-offs "could definitely hurt most in stores serving the chain's historic customer base.