There are times within meetings, particularly executive meetings, when discussions must be kept confidential. Such discussions are considered to be “in camera” meetings. In camera meetings have a legitimate purpose but because they restrict the normal information reported to the membership of an … [Read more...] about In Camera Meetings and Minutes of In Camera Meetings
I have been blogging about the Sochi Olympic disputes that went to the Ad Hoc Court of Arbitration (CAS), which heard disputes during the course of the Olympic Games. There were four disputes, including one a Canadian matter filed by Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA) and the Canadian Olympic Committee … [Read more...] about What Goes Around, Comes Around
The use of criminal law to regulate the conduct of sport participants has a long history, within which Canada is noted as being unique in using criminal law as a means of governing player behaviour. Indeed, Canadian case law has provided the basis for judicial reasoning in such cases across a … [Read more...] about When Rough Play Becomes Assault
The Olympic Games are underway and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is on-site hearing all matters that arise. The decisions and reasoning behind those decisions signal to the sport community and, more specifically, to sport decision makers (including our own SDRCC adjudicators) important … [Read more...] about Following Olympic Disputes: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games
"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
The Situation A director of a sport organization is appointed to the board because of his or her position in another organization or because that organization has voted the person to be its representative. These organizations are typically stakeholders in the organization (e.g., a provincial or … [Read more...] about Who’s the Piper: Dual Loyalties of Directors?