By Mitchell Bell, Labor Law Specialist, Halebury (London)
This article provides in-house counsel with an overview of the process of undertaking an outsourcing, with a particular emphasis on outsourcings involving countries in the European Union (EU). While not a comprehensive review of all of the aspects and issues involved in undertaking an outsourcing, it should provide in-house counsel with a good idea of what to expect from the process. When a company outsources a function jobs move, jobs disappear and jobs are created. For labor lawyers, the focus is on the labor law issues that these people movements raise. Here we look at: how to effect the transfer of employees from the customer to the service provider; other labor law issues that arise in outsourcing deals; key money issues; points to plan and address so that the people part of the process runs smoothly and provisions typically included in the commercial agreement. Download “EU Outsourcing – An Overview for In-House Counsel of the Labor Issues Involved” today.