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Synonyms for furlough

a regularly scheduled period spent away from work or duty, often in recreation

Synonyms for furlough

a temporary leave of absence from military duty

grant a leave to

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Workers began finding out on Friday whether they would be furloughed, but official notices would come as early as Saturday.
Furloughed government employees did receive back pay for the unplanned furlough period even though they did not work during the time of the government shutdown.
Hagel had made clear earlier in the past week that Pentagon lawyers were trying to determine ways for some of the Defense Department's furloughed civilians to get back to work.
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: Most of the federal tax agency's 90,000 employees would be furloughed.
CLA noted, as of the end of December last year, 109 enterprises, mainly in electronic manufacturing, had furloughed some 13,000 employees, a record high since the furlough reporting system had been set up.
At Bush Intercontinental Airport, which laid off 75 construction workers in addition to those furloughed, work on a $25 million Terminal Radar Approach Control has been suspended.
THE USE OF furloughs is increasingly popular throughout many industries, but when employees are furloughed, the employer must make it clear that the employee must not do any work whatsoever.
How medical coverage is handled when workers are furloughed may vary.
Northwest recalling all furloughed flight attendants.
Facing $17 million in midyear budget cuts and bracing for more, the Los Angeles Community College District voted unanimously Wednesday to notify 120 administrators - including Chancellor Mark Drummond - they could be furloughed after June 30.
When the Eagle- Tribune started dealing with the case of furloughed first-degree murderer Willie Horton, it had scant time for the considerations outlined above.
Workers furloughed in those circumstances receive existing Supplemental Unemployment Benefits plus a new $100 a week payment.
Considering that the same amount of work had to be accomplished, furloughed employees were expected to prioritize tasks to determine what gets done and what gets compromised.
WASHINGTON -- During the federal government's partial shutdown, it's been left up to each member of Congress to determine who on staff is "essential'' and who is "nonessential'' -- in other words, who has to keep working and who is furloughed.
Taipei, April 19, 2012 (CENS) -- Some 3,433 employees were furloughed (leave without pay) by 36 enterprises in Taiwan as of April 15, according to the statistics released by the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), adding that the number of workers had dropped by 1,249 and number of firms by three relative to the last corresponding statistics.