Fiona Coombe, CCWP

Director, Legal & Regulatory Research

Fiona Coombe
fcoombeSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

Fiona Coombe is Director of Legal and Regulatory Research and is responsible for quarterly regional Legal Updates on the latest legal developments of significance for staffing firms and buyers in Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America regions. 

She also provides research and analysis into specific issues of compliance and risk impacting the workforce environment in all regions. 

Fiona qualified as a lawyer in the UK in 1987 and worked in private practice for 11 years before joining the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in 1998. For 10 years, Fiona managed the legal services provided to 13,000 staffing industry members. In the 4 years prior to joining SIA she ran her own business providing legal consultancy services and compliance training for staffing businesses across the UK.

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Recent Articles

Global Overview of Developments in Data Privacy: 2019 Update

August 21, 2019

  • US cross-party talks have stalled over a comprehensive federal privacy law while several state legislatures seek to impose broad obligations on businesses as to the use and control of personal data.
  • Brexit: If the UK leaves the EU without a “deal”, and without an Adequacy Decision by the EU,... More

Latin America Legal Update Q2 2019

July 31, 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Latin America in Q2 2019:
  • Brazil: Requiring pregnant workers to do unhealthy work is unconstitutional
  • Mexico: Significant reform of federal labor law; Leave for parents of children... More

North America Legal Update Q2 2019

July 16, 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across North America in Q2 2019:
  • Canada: Quebec tables draft regulation on personnel placement agencies; Period of service as an independent contractor taken into account in reasonable notice of termination        ... More

Latin America Legal Update Q1 2019

April 25, 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Latin America in Q1 2019:
  • Chile: Employment rights for those employed on contracts for specific tasks or services.
  • Costa Rica: Strengthened protection for women in the workplace.
  • Mexico... More

North America Legal Update Q1 2019

April 18, 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across North America in Q1 2019:
  • Canada: British Columbia: Employers must register for new Employers Health Tax; Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act delayed; Extended leave provisions for federal... More

Staffing Industry Report Webinar - March 2019

March 12, 2019

  • Watch the full, one-hour webinar on demand (available to corporate members only)
  • Internal staff survey results
  • M&A in staffing, and much more

Legal Calendar 2019: Americas

January 22, 2019

  • This report highlights the legal changes and developments expected to impact the workforce environment in 2019 in Canada, the US and Latin America.
  • Employers in federally-regulated workplaces in Canada will be affected by changes to Canada’s Labour Code; while recruitment agencies in Quebec... More

North America Legal Update Q4 2018

January 11, 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across North America in Q4 2018:
  • Canada: Bill C-86 introduces reforms to labour standards for federally-regulated employers and temporary work agencies; Federal employers required to establish... More

Latin America Legal Update Q4 2018

January 10, 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Latin America in Q4 2018:
  •  Colombia: Companies to be responsible for social security payments for contractors
  • Mexico: New minimum wages effective January 1, 2019; Proposal... More

Global Compliance Trends for 2019

December 14, 2018

  • During 2018, there were significant developments in relation to laws on data protection, the classification of self-employed independent contractors, equality and family-friendly policies across the world.
  • These trends continue into 2019, but there will also be an emphasis on equality, family-friendly... More