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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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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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Watch those restrictive, noncompete contracts

By |September 12th, 2018|

The US and UK each have seen recent legislative or regulatory activity related to noncomplete and other employment agreements, limiting and sometimes banning their use.
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Are the tables turning on firms engaging contractors?

By |July 11th, 2018|

Governments around the world struggle to balance the need to fill their coffers with the need to encourage the independent worker’s entrepreneurialism.
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The thing about GDPR & getting candidates’ explicit consent

By |June 6th, 2018|

Must staffing firms get explicit consent from a worker before submitting their CV to a client — and if they don’t, do they get paid the intro fee?
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Lured by direct sourcing? Pay attention to the risks of going it alone

By |May 9th, 2018|

Many companies are looking to establish their own internal talent pools of contingent staff. However, foregoing the services of a staffing agency can be risky. Here’s how.
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Safe data sharing: Avoid the risks by following basic hygiene

By |April 11th, 2018|

Under the GDPR, sharing candidate’s personal data with staffing suppliers opens you up to risk. Follow basic protocols to protect your organization.
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