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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.

‘Who is responsible for granting accommodations to the vaccine mandate?’

|November 3rd, 2021|

As we await OSHA’s rules for implementing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research anticipates programs’ likely responsibilities — and potential costs.
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Prepping for President Biden’s mandatory vaccine requirement

|October 6th, 2021|

While companies await OSHA rules on implementing Biden's vaccine mandate, guidance from other government departments may provide some pointers.
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Mind your language?

|August 17th, 2021|

A common element of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts is word choice in business settings. While what we say matters, recent court cases indicate not all usage is inherently discriminatory.
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Employed or self-employed? A matter of personal service

|July 14th, 2021|

UK court decisions regarding employment status of Deliveroo and Uber workers are seemingly at odds. SIA’s director of legal and regulatory research explains the differences between the cases.
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Gig workers: Europe explores social, other protections

|May 26th, 2021|

The European Commission in February began its consultation on the rights of gig economy workers whose labor is governed by digital platforms.
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Closing the pay gap

|April 21st, 2021|

Gender pay inequality has been a longstanding issue that Equal Pay Day is meant to bring to light. With the pandemic setting women back, there’s much work to be done worldwide.
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Contingents now in another state?

|March 10th, 2021|

As remote work enables contingents to work from anywhere, companies and their staffing providers may find themselves facing new tax implications as other states’ treasuries come knocking.
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IC classification: Put your house in order

|January 27th, 2021|

In light of California’s Supreme Court decision that the ABC test adopted in Dynamex, which led to Assembly Bill 5, can apply retroactively, review your worker classification methods for risk of noncompliance.

Brexit is finally here. What it means for you.

|December 9th, 2020|

There are several ways Brexit will affect businesses using contingent staff in the UK. The most significant will be the impact on the availability of workers able to live and work in the country without any administrative hurdles.

In good faith: Developing an effective and compliant diversity initiative

|October 28th, 2020|

Pursuing diversity requires flexibility. Affirmative action goals established should be flexible targets, not rigid quotas, maintains the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance. How to approach developing an initiative.