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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.
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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.
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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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Holiday hangovers: Cases highlight office revelry risks

By |December 12th, 2018|

Recent holiday party-related cases around the world serve as a sobering reminder to employers planning such events.
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Winds of change in the world of work

By |November 14th, 2018|

New parties sweeping into power usher in changes in legislative agendas. Many countries have seen a shifting employment law landscape.
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Indefinite employment is becoming the preferred norm

By |October 17th, 2018|

An increasing number of countries are imposing restrictions on the use of fixed-term contracts in favor of indefinite employment. Here are some examples of recent regulatory action.
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