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Fiona Coombe, CCWP

About Fiona Coombe, CCWP

Fiona Coombe, CCWP, is director of legal and regulatory research. She can be reached at fcoombe (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Free flow of data

|April 13th, 2022|

The European Commission and the US government have agreed in principle on a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, enabling data to move smoothly and safely between the EU and participating US companies without further requirements.
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Joint employment tests: Two courts weigh in

|March 9th, 2022|

Two recent court cases drew clear lines distinguishing between joint-employer and independent contractor classification analysis. Contingent workforce program managers will want to take note.
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Mixed bag: Where nations stand on Covid protocols

|January 26th, 2022|

As the UK starts to lift all its Covid-19 restrictions, the US and other nations redouble their efforts to impose mandatory rules on vaccines, testing and wearing of masks.
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A different direction: EU countries eye shift from temporary work

|December 15th, 2021|

Following elections that shifted them politically, several European Union countries are likely to pursue policy changes that restrict temporary work. What you can expect from certain jurisdictions.
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‘Who is responsible for granting accommodations to the vaccine mandate?’

|November 3rd, 2021|

As we await OSHA’s rules for implementing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research anticipates programs’ likely responsibilities — and potential costs.
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Prepping for President Biden’s mandatory vaccine requirement

|October 6th, 2021|

While companies await OSHA rules on implementing Biden's vaccine mandate, guidance from other government departments may provide some pointers.
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Mind your language?

|August 17th, 2021|

A common element of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is word choice in business settings. While what we say matters, recent court cases indicate not all usage is inherently discriminatory.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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Gig workers: Europe explores social, other protections

|May 26th, 2021|

The European Commission in February began its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labor is governed by digital platforms.
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Closing the pay gap

|April 21st, 2021|

Gender pay inequality has been a longstanding issue that Equal Pay Day is meant to bring to light. With the pandemic setting women back, there’s much work to be done worldwide.
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