On December 8, 2008, a bill (A3516) was introduced that provides that any business entity that eliminates jobs performed by its employees in the United States and causes the functions performed by those employees to be “outsourced” to workers in any foreign nation will be ineligible to perform any state contract or receive any state grant. The bill also provides that state funds will not be invested in securities of an entity that outsources work to a foreign nation. If passed, a business entity will be required to certify to the state agency awarding the contract or grant that it has not “outsourced” jobs to a foreign nation.

Note: This article was published in the January 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.

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