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U.S. Regulations Can Raise Risks for Reshoring and Next-Generation Manufacturing

More than a third of United States businesses are either bringing back or considering bringing back manufacturing activity to the U.S. through “reshoring.” Although one would think that bringing production back to the U.S....more

Global HR Hot Topic—February 2014: International Outsourcing and Offshoring: An Employment Law Checklist

Belgium's Roger Blanpain, perhaps the world's preeminent professor of international employment law, once declared that "we live in an information society, driven by knowledge in action.…[Services] can be provided via the...more

Judge Finds Illinois Insurance Department's Policy Prohibiting Offshoring To Be Improper Rulemaking

On November 27, 2013, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois issued an Order in a lawsuit filed by the American Council of Life Insurers, Inc. ("ACLI") v Andrew Boron, Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance and...more

"Reshoring" Gaining Momentum Among U.S. Manufacturers

U.S. manufacturers have moved millions of jobs overseas in search of cheaper labor, less expensive production processes, and a stronger bottom line. In recent months, however, American companies have started to bring some of...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - November 2013

In This Issue: - Government Shutdown Disrupts And Delays Various Trade Agency Functions - China Launches Pilot Free Trade Zone In Shanghai - "Reshoring" Gaining Momentum Among U.S. Manufacturers - News Of...more

Contract Issues to Consider if Offshore Services are in your Software as a Service (SAAS) or Cloud Agreement

Customers increasingly are taking advantage of Software as a Service (SAAS) and other cloud-based solutions available in the marketplace. There are of course many legal and commercial issues that customers should consider...more

Third Party Administrator Update - Volume 2, 2013

In This Issue: - Nevada Begins Audits of TPAs - Insurers Challenge Requirement to Use Social Security Death Master File - ACLI Files Lawsuit Regarding Prohibition on Offshoring - Tennessee Modifies...more

Illinois Director of Insurance Restricts Offshoring of Utilization Review Functions and Third Party Administrators

On January 18, 2013, the Illinois Director of Insurance issued Company Bulletin #2013 - 01, Offshoring, to insurers, registered utilization review organizations and licensed third party administrators conducting business...more

Highlights from Regulatory Initiatives - Outsourcing Panel

Loeb & Loeb LLP held its annual program, Outsourcing in Financial Services, on Jan. 23, 2013. Grace Vogel, Executive Vice President of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and Michael Macchiaroli, Associate...more

Outsourcing Options and Opportunities - Part 2: The Evolution of Law Firm Outsourcing

The goals of outsourcing include improving efficiency, reducing costs and gaining a competitive advantage. As a result, it shouldn't be too surprising that law firms have been experimenting with outsourcing for decades,...more

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