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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.