gardening leave

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gardening leave

a period of enforced leave from work.
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Check your restrictive covenants and the interplay with garden leave.
Weeks earlier, it was rumoured that the bank had implemented a garden leave policy that required advisors of US Trust to provide a 60-day notice when they resigned.
Following discussions between the player and Davies, advice from the PFA was sought and the "garden leave" decision was arrived at.
Kenyon served only five months garden leave and is now at the Stamford Bridge helm plotting Chelsea's off-field revolution.
He yesterday announced the return to his position as Umno president after ending his six-month garden leave.
Global Banking News-February 18, 2011--BoFA said to have included garden leave clause for top brokers(C)2011 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
It said: "Northern Rock confirms that Gary Hoffman has voluntarily waived his contractual right to be paid salary, pension and benefits for the period of his garden leave."
Zahid has been on garden leave since December last year.
When I told him, he said he would probably put me on garden leave and that I won't be allowed to turn up for work for the notice period.
'Zahid had made the decision himself to go on garden leave. It is up to him whether he wants to come back.