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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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Brazil proposes relaxed outsourced worker limitations, clarifies temporary work

By |September 2nd, 2015|

Celebrations of a bill that would allow companies in Brazil to outsource any of their business activities may have been premature. Bill 4330/04 was passed by Brazil’s House of Representatives in April, but it still needs to go through the Senate, whose president opposes it in its current form.

Ten years in the making, the bill […]

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Are you concerned with common law employer liability for ACA?

By |July 29th, 2015|

Over recent months a recurring issue has been raised by staffing firms not subject to the employer responsibility rules under Affordable Care Act.

In order to protect themselves against a penalty for failing to offer coverage under an eligible employer-sponsored plan to any individual deemed to be their common law employee, increasing numbers of client companies […]

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Remote I-9 rules: To notarize or not

By |May 20th, 2015|

In the last two weeks, we’ve covered how CW managers can work with staffing providers to ensure workers’ eligibility and I-9 compliance. Another area of concern is remote contingent workers that companies engage directly as part of their in-house temp pool.

As technology advances and the digital sharing economy grows across the US, more and more […]

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Whistleblowers can help mitigate risk, but employers need a well-drafted policy

By |February 4th, 2015|

Every business and public body has failings from time to time, but occasionally inadequate systems of governance or controls can lead to dangerous situations or criminal behavior. Where such failures arise, often the first people to notice or suspect it will be those who work in, or with, the organization.

Enter Whistleblowers, individuals who call attention […]

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EU consults on a review of the Working Time Directive

By |January 7th, 2015|

On Dec. 1, 2014, the European Commission launched an online public consultation on the review of the Working Time Directive. Citizens, organizations and public authorities have until March 15 to submit their views. An earlier attempt to negotiate changes to the directive failed in 2011 after talks between bodies representing unions and businesses became blocked.

The […]

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