By Rachel Corbett Many readers of this blog may know that I took a leave of absence from the Sport Law & Strategy Group in the summer of 2014 to begin a temporary, full time teaching position at Brock University. Half-way through this life-altering experience, I thought I would provide an … [Read more...] about Tales from the Ivory Tower Six Months In
With the summer intern recruitment push now upon us, this might be a good time to get some clarification on the status of unpaid internships. An internship position is meant to provide practical on-the-job training by the employer for the benefit of the intern, not for the benefit of the … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Unpaid Intern Positions
I’ve been thinking about this for a while. What is the impact on professionals who feel they are ‘on call’ 24-7 but aren’t being paid to render this service? Turns out, others have been asking the same question. Recognizing that anxiety, burnout, and being overworked leads to poor productivity, loss … [Read more...] about Not Just Lip Service Anymore … Creating Space for People to Unwind and Unplug
"Dependent contractor" - this is a third category of employment relationships that we rarely discuss, and most organizations have never heard of, but which is probably one of the more relevant to sport and certainly an increasing way in which contracts are being structured (often unwittingly). Its … [Read more...] about Dependent Contractors: A Third Employment Relationship with Legal Concerns for Sport Organizations
As sport management consultants, it is our responsibility to scour the literature to translate latest trends into meaningful knowledge for our clients. One such trend that has entrenched itself into the business domain is the idea of 'leading from behind' or 'servant leadership'. The term was … [Read more...] about Are We Ready to Lead from Behind?
We are often asked to help sport organizations determine appropriate notice periods where employees are being released without cause. This can be a tricky task. While there are a number of factors that should be considered, most are very difficult to quantify. The result has been that length of … [Read more...] about Determining Notice Periods: Length of Service is Only ONE Consideration