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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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.
Zahid went on garden leave on December 18 last year in a bid to stem the tide of Umno elected representatives from leaving the party.
I have checked my contract and it does mention garden leave, but I don't want to stay at home so would like to know if they can force me to stay at home?
Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is free to officiate or attend any events while on garden leave, said acting president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan.
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 yesterday announced he was going on garden leave and handed over duties as Umno president to the deputy, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, in an attempt to prevent more party members from quitting the party.
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.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has raided a company involved in an alleged RM9.4 billion scandal that was recently discovered, with its staff now placed on garden leave, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.
Apandi had been placed on garden leave by the prime minister prior to his removal.
Last week, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Arul Kanda had replied he was on garden leave and unaware of the 1MDB's financial situation, and Lim had labelled the latter 'utterly dishonest and untrustworthy'.