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.

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.

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.

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.

After Brexit: What happens to cross-border employment?

|October 16th, 2019|

With just over two weeks until the UK leaves the EU, contingent workforce buyers should prepare for how a no-deal Brexit could affect their programs.

Privacy: Data transfers from the UK post-Brexit

|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.

Action! Privacy laws come to US states

|August 28th, 2019|

Following the implementation of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, legislators across the US have been busy.

UK’s private sector braces itself for IR35

|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.

On the Clock: Time to start tracking workers’ hours

|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.

UK government chases taxes up the supply chain

|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.

UK gender pay gap: Far from closed

|April 17th, 2019|

Fewer than half the UK's biggest employers have succeeded in reducing gender pay equity, despite the introduction of sanctions.