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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.

Privacy: Data transfers from the UK post-Brexit

By |September 4th, 2019|

A “no deal” Brexit is increasingly likely, which will have significant effects on data transfers between the UK and other jurisdictions after Oct. 31.
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Action! Privacy laws come to US states

By |August 28th, 2019|

Following the implementation of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, legislators across the US have been busy.
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UK’s private sector braces itself for IR35

By |July 24th, 2019|

Revisions to the UK’s Off-Payroll Working Rules, coming into effect in April 2020, add red tape for companies that use independent contractors.
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On the Clock: Time to start tracking workers’ hours

By |June 19th, 2019|

A prominent feature in factories for more than a century, the time clock and its modern replacements have had little use for many employers. But a recent European court ruling may mean their return as businesses must track all workers’ hours — even for a post-Brexit UK.
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UK government chases taxes up the supply chain

By |May 22nd, 2019|

IR35 is not the only tool the UK government has at its disposal when seeking tax revenue. Here are other forms end-users and staffing firms need to be aware of.
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UK gender pay gap: Far from closed

By |April 17th, 2019|

Fewer than half the UK's biggest employers have succeeded in reducing gender pay equity, despite the introduction of sanctions.
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Overtime at last: Complying With DOL’s proposed pay rule

By |March 13th, 2019|

The DOL announced a much-anticipated proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime threshold. What it means to employers.

Bypassing the (UK) courts: Unions and the gig economy

By |February 13th, 2019|

A groundbreaking deal between a courier delivery firm and a union on behalf of independent workers may breathe new life into independent worker unionization efforts.
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License to protect

By |January 9th, 2019|

Several countries worked to impose regulations on the staffing industry in 2018, but to what end? Examples show their effectiveness depends on their intent.
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UK introduces sweeping labor reforms, gig workers to benefit

By |December 19th, 2018|

The UK’s proposed reforms to labor law, based on the recommendations of the 2017 Taylor Report, include eliminating a loophole around equal pay for temps and increasing fines on malicious employers.
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