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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.

Brexit is finally here. What it means for you.

|December 9th, 2020|

There are several ways Brexit will affect businesses using contingent staff in the UK. The most significant will be the impact on the availability of workers able to live and work in the country without any administrative hurdles.
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In good faith: Developing an effective and compliant diversity initiative

|October 28th, 2020|

Pursuing diversity requires flexibility. Affirmative action goals established should be flexible targets, not rigid quotas, maintains the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance. How to approach developing an initiative.
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Will buyers be on the hook for Covid-19 paid-leave charges?

|September 16th, 2020|

You may have been surprised to see a new charge on a recent staffing invoice: paid sick leave for one or more of your contingent workers. Why you might be obligated to pay.
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Legislators find there is no easy way to classify ICs

|June 24th, 2020|

With the news that the Dutch government has decided against implementing a statutory minimum rate for freelancers, it is clear there is no easy way to classify independent contractors, as the UK and Californian legislators have already discovered.
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Covid-19: Governments include independents in safety net measures

|June 3rd, 2020|

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of a huge swath of the global workforce: the gig economy. Many countries have established safety nets to help ease the worst of the effects. Here is what the UK and US have been doing.
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Gig worker jobs hit hard by Covid-19

|May 20th, 2020|

With unemployment levels rising at unprecedented rates, this portion of the workforce faces dire circumstances. Here’s the big picture for global gig workers.
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UK immigration policy in the post-Brexit world

|March 25th, 2020|

When the UK finalizes its exit from the European Union January 2021, its immigration policy will look different as the country shifts its focus to attracting higher-skilled labor.
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Behind the DOL’s updated joint-employer guidance

|January 22nd, 2020|

SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research details the implications of the DOL’s first update on its joint-employer guidance in over 60 years.
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UK election: What the result means for staffing, movement of workers

|December 18th, 2019|

The saga of Brexit continues as the Conservative party gains enough power to pursue its agenda.
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California Consumer Privacy Act set to take effect

|November 20th, 2019|

California’s consumer privacy law, modeled after Europe’s GDPR, goes into effect Jan. 1. While companies that interact with California consumers should be getting ready, others should be taking notes, as more states may follow suit.
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