garden leave


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garden leave

an informal expression to denote the practice of employers in terminating contracts to compel the employee not to work during his notice and while being paid. Attempts have recently been made to bring such clauses under the same controls as restrictive covenants.
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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.
Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) is said to have incorporated a garden leave clause in its employment agreement with top brokers at its brokerage unit, US Trust.
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.
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.
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.
When I told him he said that he would probably put me on garden leave and I won't be allowed to turn up for work for the notice period.