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Lay off

In the context of general equities, this eliminates all or part of a position by finding customers or other dealers to take the position.

Lay Off

To terminate employees because the company is not making sufficient profits to pay them or to sustainably keep them on staff. While a lay off could affect one employee, the term usually refers to a group of employees that are let go because of budget cuts, restructuring, or other, similar situations. If and when the company returns to its previous profitability, it may hire back those employees who were laid off. Often, the company offers a severance or other final compensation to laid off employees.
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"The management's right to lay off workers should be protected by the law," said Mr Min.
A genuine lay off is not a redundancy and an employee who has been laid off by his/her employer is still employed by that employer.
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The lay offs will affect the firm's plant in Ghent, Belgium and two Swedish plants in Gothenburg and Umea.
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