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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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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.
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April is the cruellest month

By |March 8th, 2017|

With the start of a new tax year come new financial burdens for UK businesses.
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Worker classification

By |February 8th, 2017|

Governments worldwide seek to understand the workplace of the future.
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The Trump effect

By |January 11th, 2017|

How the new presidential administration might affect compliance in the contingent workforce environment.
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Brexit: High stakes in a legal challenge

By |December 7th, 2016|

The UK Supreme Court is hearing a case involving the exit process from the EU.
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