The Challenge of Corruption in Global Supply Chains: Compliance Risks Posed by Labor Protection Contracts in Mexico

ABA International Law News Vol. 46 No. 4, 2018

3 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2018

Date Written: September 2, 2018

Abstract

This article discusses the compliance risk posed to corporations by the practice of protection unionism in supply chains in Mexico. The article explains the concepts of protection unionism and "labor protection contracts," shows how the practice distorts genuine tripartism in the workplace, outlines CSR indicators of the presence of a labor protection contract in a workplace, and analyze the practice under US law, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and corporate anti-bribery compliance principles.

Keywords: Mexico, Labor Protection Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, FCPA

JEL Classification: K31, K42, M16

Suggested Citation

Brooks, Tequila J., The Challenge of Corruption in Global Supply Chains: Compliance Risks Posed by Labor Protection Contracts in Mexico (September 2, 2018). ABA International Law News Vol. 46 No. 4, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3243006

Tequila J. Brooks (Contact Author)

Tilburg Law School ( email )

Tilburg, Noord Brabant
Netherlands

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