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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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He said: "I am disappointed that the representatives of TAG and Mumtalakat, the other main shareholders in McLaren, have forced through this decision to place me on gardening leave, despite the strong warnings from the rest of the management team about the potential consequences of their actions on the business.
NEF believes that National Gardening Leave will make people happier and healthier and the economy more protected from food and energy price shocks.
GARY MEGSON is ready to return to management - after completing his 12 months on gardening leave.
The requirement for so-called gardening leave would apply to about 120 employees at the level of joint general manager or above, the person said, declining to be identified as the deliberations are private.
The name of Robert Boyle, director of planning, British Airways, was attached to the press release, with quotes normally attributed to commercial director Martin George, now on gardening leave.
Dennis, the 69-year-old who has been involved with McLaren since 1980, appeared at the High Court in London last Friday in a bid to prevent the team's board from placing him on gardening leave until his contract was due to expire in January.
THE headteacher of a Coventry faith school has been put on gardening leave.
He was Japan head of fund product sales for fixed income, currencies and commodities at Goldman Sachs and is now on gardening leave.
Ally McCoist'S three-and-a-half year reign as Rangers boss has finally come to an end after the club confirmed he has been put on gardening leave.
The club announced their decision to dispense with Clarke, and place him on gardening leave, was the unanimous decision of the board of directors with the Baggies just two points and two places above the relegation zone.
The Albion head coach has been relieved of his duties and placed on gardening leave following a miserable run that has seen them win just seven of their 34 Premier League games in 2013.
Chelsea do not want to lose him and will put him on gardening leave rather than let United snap him up by January - with his knowledge of all the players being chased by Jose Mourinho.