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.

Indefinite employment is becoming the preferred norm

|October 17th, 2018|

An increasing number of countries are imposing restrictions on the use of fixed-term contracts in favor of indefinite employment. Here are some examples of recent regulatory action.

Watch those restrictive, noncompete contracts

|September 12th, 2018|

The US and UK each have seen recent legislative or regulatory activity related to noncomplete and other employment agreements, limiting and sometimes banning their use.

Are the tables turning on firms engaging contractors?

|July 11th, 2018|

Governments around the world struggle to balance the need to fill their coffers with the need to encourage the independent worker’s entrepreneurialism.

The thing about GDPR & getting candidates’ explicit consent

|June 6th, 2018|

Must staffing firms get explicit consent from a worker before submitting their CV to a client — and if they don’t, do they get paid the intro fee?

Lured by direct sourcing? Pay attention to the risks of going it alone

|May 9th, 2018|

Many companies are looking to establish their own internal talent pools of contingent staff. However, foregoing the services of a staffing agency can be risky. Here’s how.

Safe data sharing: Avoid the risks by following basic hygiene

|April 11th, 2018|

Under the GDPR, sharing candidate’s personal data with staffing suppliers opens you up to risk. Follow basic protocols to protect your organization.

UK flex workers to receive new rights in Taylor Report-based reforms

|February 28th, 2018|

Millions of flexible workers stand to receive new rights under major UK government reforms that are in response to the results of an independent review of modern working practices released last summer.

Gender pay gap progress halted; equality two centuries off

|February 7th, 2018|

Despite benefits to national GDP, women’s pay lost ground compared to men’s. What some jurisdictions are doing to reverse that trend.

New US tax law incentivizes good employer behavior

|January 10th, 2018|

The new law provides carrots for employers in areas impactful to women in the workplace.

Misclassified worker entitled to back pay for holiday leave

|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.