hire and fire

hire and fire

Employ and release from employment, usually in rapid succession. The department has started looking into the practices of businesses that hire and fire staff quickly enough that they never have to pay employment benefits. Your complaints have been duly noted, but the board of directors will have the final authority to hire and fire.
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hire and fire

engage and dismiss, especially as indicating a position of established authority over other employees.
1992 Martin Anderson Impostors in the Temple Usually the trustees, and they alone, hire and fire the president. They have fiduciary responsibility.
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In March and April, following the lead of thousands of college students, millions of people took to the streets in Paris and other cities to protest a new labor law that would have made it easier to hire and fire workers under age 26.
The ability to hire and fire employees, the authority to disburse funds (as distinguished from the authorization to sign checks) and the holding of a corporate office are viewed by all of the circuits above as important indicators of liability for the TFRP.
Councils consisting primarily of parents have gained greater control over school budgets and can hire and fire principals.
Religious institutions hire and fire employees for a variety of reasons all the time, and since neither federal nor Kentucky state anti-discrimination laws protect homosexuals, Pedreira would have little recourse available (Even in states with laws barring employment discrimination against gays, religious institutions are often exempt.)
He now manages four schools with almost complete autonomy to hire and fire teachers, thanks to an innovative arrangement that predated the Texas charter school law.