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*time off

a period of time that is free from employment. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; take (some) ~.) I'll have to get time off for jury duty. I have time off to go downtown and shop.
See also: off, time

time off

A break from one's employment or school, as in I need some time off from teaching to work on my dissertation, or He took time off to make some phone calls. [First half of 1900s]
See also: off, time
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Will Hadwen, a rights advisor from the charity Working Families, says many parents don't realise time off for parents is a genuine right in this country.
entitled to time off make a difference She said: "A change in the law, so all working parents are entitled to paid time off when their child is ill and their usual childcare isn't an option, would make a real difference".
Project: Time Off Culture Award Recipient, MasterCard
Funded by a payroll tax, the state-run temporary disability fund will now pay California employees partial pay for up to six weeks of time off if they need to care for a new child or seriously ill family member.
Alton Sturtevant advises, "Being able to take time off is important for good mental and physical health and promotes productivity.
It is a flexible plan that allows them to use time off whether they need it for sickness, vacation, holidays or bereavement.
Encourage managers to approve employee requests for scheduled time off whenever possible
In lieu of overtime pay, some employers use statutory compensatory time off (CTO) programs to "bank" extra hours worked during busy times, while paid time off is given during slower times.
Reports are available which list time off usage by employee, department, or company wide.
If passed into law, this act would provide employees with the choice of compensatory time off rather than taking overtime pay.
After the investigation, the DOL ruled that the firm's system of giving employees time off in lieu of pay was unlawful.
A THIRD (33%) of British workers said they did not take all of their annual leave allowance last year because their workload was too heavy to take the time off.
The UK has introduced a new right to unpaid time off to accompany a pregnant woman to ante-natal appointments.
In Lane County's case, however, paid sick leave is not explicitly provided - time off for an illness or to care for a sick relative is available under a comprehensive policy that allows workers to accrue time off for purposes of their choosing.
He was one of the few camp staff to be fired for spending his time off poorly.