Outsourcing Law - Offshoring Services Law
Offshoring is most typically identified with physical business processes, such as manufacturing and office support services, such as IT and call centers.
The greatest motivating factor for outsourcing is economical. Businesses seek to save money by using cheaper labor available in other countries or locales. The ability to save money via this practice includes the use of workers for low wages; fewer labor laws and environmental regulations to contend with in certain countries; and the power of the U.S. dollar in these countries’ economies.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) played a large role in the increased popularity of offshoring, by making it easier for U.S. companies to move their physical manufacturing processes to Mexico.
When call center operations involve regulated business services (i.e. banking, life insurance sales, consumer credit and lending) or regulated professions (i.e. accounting, lawyers, engineers) they are subject to U.S. regulation and oversight. However, despite numerous and varied attempts to address the practice of outsourcing in a legal sense, to date, there still exists no viable legislation governing outsourcing. Time after time anti-outsourcing legislation, bills and laws have been defeated.
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Outsourcing Law - US
- Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act
This bill would give companies a two-year payroll tax holiday, reducing the amount of Social Security taxes they would have to pay, for new employees who replace workers doing similar jobs overseas. It also revokes provisions of the tax code that Democrats say encourage companies to outsource their work force.
- Outsourcing - Policy Agenda - Anti-Outsourcing Bills
* Although the number of US service jobs lost to outsourcing is currently small relative to the total work force, the fear of a seemingly limitless loss of jobs to lower-wage countries has caused widespread anxiety. * US companies dominate global services outsourcing, and India is the top developing-country destination. * National and state legislators have introduced a flurry of anti-outsourcing bills, but corporations are mounting a strong counter-attack.
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- Outsourcing Law
Outsourcing-Law.com offers essential insights on governance, risk management and legal compliance for service businesses. Our resources help businesses to integrate internal and external resources using information technology, business processes and the contingent workforce to achieve flexible, manageable and sustainable competitive value chains. Our mission is to provide business-oriented legal analysis for operational performance through networked people, process and technology.
- WashTech - Offshore Outsourcing
Offshore outsourcing has become our top priority, and our efforts are paying off. The Seattle Times has called WashTech, "the technology union leading the national fight against offshoring." From tech workers around the country we raised enough money to take an ad out in the New York Times, highlighting the offshore outsourcing issue and demanding Congress take action. Legislation: We are fighting for legislation that protects workers at both the federal and state levels.
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