Lessons from the Ottawa Rapidz Case: Contracts that Help and Contracts that Don’t

Introduction An interesting sport case has been playing itself out in the Supreme Court of Canada. The case highlights the importance of seemingly … [Read more...]

Avoiding Uncertainty in Policies and Contracts

We know ... writing and reading policy documents and contracts can be boring and tedious. I can attest to this as I have spent the last several months … [Read more...]

Taking the Lead: Strategies and Solutions for Female Coaches

Hilary Findlay recently wrote a chapter on contracts for coaches in an edited book about women in sport called “Taking the Lead: Strategies and … [Read more...]

Case Law Comment – Ceccol v. Ontario Gymnastics Federation (1999)

A fundamental principle in employment law is that when terminating a contract without cause, an employer must give reasonable notice. This principle … [Read more...]

So you want to be a contractor?

by Rachel Corbett. Most working relationships in sport organizations are relationships of employment, governed by employment standards legislation. … [Read more...]

Increased Commercialization of Athletics Requires Sophisticated Athlete Agreements

From an international sport perspective, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner. These imminent Games will have an … [Read more...]

A New View of Athlete Agreements

In a recent issue of the newsmagazine The Lawyer's Weekly, we wrote about the changing landscape of sport as we move rapidly toward the 2010 Olympics … [Read more...]

Case Law Comment: McKay v. Flin Flon Junior Bomber Hockey Club, Inc. (1999) Man. QB

Court decisions are a critical source of information about the proper interpretation of the laws and rules that govern so many of our actions. Our … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Michaud v. Grand Falls Golf Club (1990) 50 CCLI 264 (NBCA)

Court decisions are a critical source of information about the proper interpretation of the laws and rules that govern so many of our actions. Our … [Read more...]

Coaching Contracts – Do You Know What Yours Says?

It doesn’t matter whether you are a volunteer coach or a paid coach, or whether, as a paid coach, you are an employee of a sport organization or an … [Read more...]

A Guide to Employment Contracts for Coaches

This handbook is written for the paid coach who works part-time or full-time in a coaching position for a sport organization, club, educational … [Read more...]

Case Comment: Szecket v. Huang (1998) Ontario Court of Appeal

Court decisions are a critical source of information about the proper interpretation of the laws and rules that govern so many of our actions. Our … [Read more...]

Some Basics on Contracts

Sport associations are using contracts more and more frequently, not only in business affairs but also in areas of employment and programming. For … [Read more...]