The French ban it (sort of)

Offshore outsourcing, that is. Seems there’s a law called 122-12 which forbids layoffs in the case of outsourcing deals:

If you think they can’t be serious, they are. Just ask Alcatel, which signed a deal a few years ago and laid off hundreds of workers, only to be forced by a French labor court to take a large number of them back.

Whole story is here.