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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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But as the rate of decline in the economy slowed during quarter two, there was a comparatively small number of inquiries to the legal advice line - lay-offs increased by 30% and redundancies 88%.
If people are laid off, they are certainly entitled to lay-off pay.
No Halewood staff are expected to lose their jobs during the lay-offs.
Lay-off notices at Hyundai could spark violence when workers return to work today.
Colin Cook, Jaguar corporate affairs manager, said: "We don't normally maintain stocks of vehicles at our plants in the Midlands, and the lay-off is to balance stocks and production.
If lay-offs are necessary, methods can be used to minimize the negative impact.
But Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones revealed some employees had been written to indicating there would be some 700 temporary lay-offs in December.
Additionally, though the number is not confirmed, a further 500 lay-offs are planned for January, Pacific Business News reported.
The study of 1,204 companies showed that 9 percent of the 909 companies which reported downsizing during the past five years used non- paid vacation time to reduce lay-offs.
The consultant's analysis showed that Bosch could save millions of dollars by timing the plant closing so as to fall over 12 months after the lay-offs.
Environment Secretary David Miliband made no mention of the lay-offs when he gave an update to MPs of developments since the outbreak at the Bernard Matthews turkey farm in Suffolk was diagnosed in early February as H5N1 and all 159,000 turkeys at the farm were slaughtered.