Mexico Pushes Vote on Controversial Outsourcing Bill Into 2021

Business lobbies are eager to avoid the new rules taking effect too abruptly, so delaying debate in Congress until February should give them more breathing space.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico has pushed into next year the planned approval of a contentious bill aimed at sharply limiting companies’ ability to subcontract labor, according to a letter from the government sent to lawmakers and seen by Reuters on Monday, December 7th.

The letter, whose authenticity was confirmed by a government official and a congressional source, said the parliamentary debate on the legislation would be postponed until February, when Congress reconvenes from its winter recess.

Under the draft law championed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, companies would be barred from subcontracting jobs to third-party firms, which . . .

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