stand down

Stand down is a situation where employees are directed not to work by their employer due to certain reasons like a strike or machinery breakdown, and they are not paid during this period.

Stand down is a temporary suspension of work where employees are not required to attend work, and consequently, are not paid. This could be due to events outside the employer's control, like natural disasters, equipment failures or industrial actions. It's different from being laid off or terminated as it is typically a short-term solution.

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