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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.

New US tax law incentivizes good employer behavior

By |January 10th, 2018|

The new law provides carrots for employers in areas impactful to women in the workplace.
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Misclassified worker entitled to back pay for holiday leave

By |December 6th, 2017|

The European Court of Justice ruled a salesman was owed holiday pay for the 13 years that he worked as a self-employed consultant.
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When ‘me, too’ leads to complaints by or against a contingent worker

By |November 8th, 2017|

What your staffing supplier and you should be doing if a sexual harassment complaint involving a contingent worker comes to light.
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French president delivers labor, tax reforms

By |October 11th, 2017|

France is enacting labor law and tax code changes to stimulate the nation’s sluggish economy. How companies that use contingents there are affected.
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Keeping your company’s electronic resources safe

By |September 13th, 2017|

Providing a company email account, phone line and company intranet access to an independent contractor, while often essential, can lead to a number of legal issues, the least of which may be misclassification risk.
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Worker, Employee, IC or Dependent?

By |August 16th, 2017|

A UK report has called for a new term to be used to bridge the gap between a traditional worker and an independent contractor. What that means and why it matters.
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Have we accepted the gig economy? Finally, yes

By |July 12th, 2017|

With laws emerging to address the employment confusion that has arisen since the rise of Uber and like companies, it appears the world is catching up with progress and accepting the new order.
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Background checks: Ask this, not that

By |June 7th, 2017|

While, in general, an employer may ask questions about an applicant's or employee's background, or require a background check, the recruitment process is becoming a minefield.
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Wanted: 75K data protection officers

By |May 10th, 2017|

Within a year, more than 75,000 workers will be required in and out of the EU to comply with pending data protection rules — a tall order considering the job requirements.
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What does temporary mean?

By |April 5th, 2017|

New amendments to German laws impose limits on temp work usage and generate confusion.