Spanish translation: Terminación de contrato laboral y Recontratación
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Explanation: Recall: remocion de un funcionario, como verbo (to recall) remover a un funcionario (all of this as in legal terms,from the Butterworths legal dictionary). If you are talking about the Recall of a certain object from the market, then you should use retiro
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Explanation: To lay someone off is something smoother or less radical than to dismiss (despedir = fire, sack) someone although sometimes it may amount to the same. Here in Spain there is not a definite term for "to lay off" and it is substituted with an euphemism such as "prescindir de un empleado". This is normaly upon termination of contract ("a la finalización de su contrato laboral o contrato de trabajo"). If an employer does so with a view to rehiring the employee, then it could be "prescindir temporalmente de un empleado". When you recall him/her("lo /la recontratas"; "recontratar" = "volver a contratar").
Some people are constantly laid off and then recalled (chambermaids in hotels, depending on the high/low season). Then they acquire a right to be recalled with preference to other people. These repeatedly laid off and recalled employees are called "fijos discontinuos" ("sing. "un empleado fijo discontinuo"). This is all mainland Spain official legal terminology and perhaps not applicable in latin America as labour law differs.
Lay-off=Descanso To lay-off= Descansar Recall=re-contratación
Explanation: Here in a border town we have many lay-offs due to seasonal markets, the employees use the term "me descansaron" to signify lay-off. Despido always refers to termination/discharge. As to recall, re-contratación is the formal term.