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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 non-profit health care organization, headquartered in Washington state, planned to lay off more than half of the workforce in its laboratories branch as it ceded 11 labs to Quest Diagnostics, the local broadcaster KVAL (http://kval.com/news/local/peacehealth-cuts-500-jobs-as-quest-diagnostics-takes-over-operations-of-labs-in-northwest) reported.
The union said it would be fighting the lay offs and said that the company had misled it and was violating labour law.
In addition, the company will temporarily lay off 85 employees in Wireless Solutions Business and EB corporate functions.
If the contract of employment does not allow for a lay off, what other options does the laid off employee have?
The lay offs include a significant number of senior editors.
After having to close the doors to its school and lay off its main company in September 2004 because of a $2.3 million deficit, it only recently began putting measures in place to secure financial success for the future.
Here's how it works: Let's say your firm has 100 employees and finds it necessary to lay off 20.
"In the mid '90s, we were faced with massive cutbacks in the Ontario public service and had to lay off between 40 and 50 per cent of my staff.
But few could have guessed how bad things would get as the attacks have forced hotels to lay off staff and slash room rates.
THE GOVERNMENT OF ARGENTINA implemented an agreement among federal and provincial governments and the steel industry, called the "competition accord," which provides tax breaks and other subsidies to steel companies that agree not to lay off employees.
Australian ERP software developer Mincom Pty Ltd is to lay off 110 employees, or almost 10% of its workforce, in preparation for a Nasdaq listing later this year.
Company spokesman Mr Min Kyung-hwan said management would not back away from its plan to lay off redundant workers.