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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.

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.

When ‘me, too’ leads to complaints by or against a contingent worker

|November 8th, 2017|

What your staffing supplier and you should be doing if a sexual harassment complaint involving a contingent worker comes to light.

French president delivers labor, tax reforms

|October 11th, 2017|

France is enacting labor law and tax code changes to stimulate the nation’s sluggish economy. How companies that use contingents there are affected.

Keeping your company’s electronic resources safe

|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.