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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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The union said it would be fighting the lay offs and said that the company had misled it and was violating labour law.
If there is no contractual right for the employer to lay off the employee without pay, the employer has breached the contract and the employee can make a claim for unlawful deductions from wages.
Separately, there are rumors that the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) plans to lay off 40 percent of its employees and to freeze a number of TV programs, in order to economize on costs, ASHARQ AL AWSAT said.
The lay offs are expected to take place in March or April and are due to decline in consumer demand which has lead to reduced production.
Hyundai's union and management refused to make any concessions on the issue of lay offs," said Mr Lee Young-shik, a supervisor at the Government's labour ministry's mediation division.