The countdown to EURO 2020 has officially started, and anticipation is growing amongst fans for the tournament across Europe. In general, employees should enjoy coming to work and social events such as the EURO 2020 can act as useful catalysts for team building when used in the right way.
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Tennis World number 2 Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open following criticism and a reported $20,000 fine incurred over her decision not to participate in post-match press conferences, with Osaka citing mental health concerns.
Many sports clubs in Scotland operate as an unincorporated association as it is the easiest, cheapest and the most flexible way of operating. However, as the club grows and becomes more successful, we are often asked if clubs should revisit this structure and choose to incorporate.
The employment status of elite performance athletes has been examined in a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case between Jess Varnish and British Cycling. If Varnish had been deemed to be an employee (and/or worker), the immediate impact for funded sport would have been significant.
The Belgian Pro League has become the first to cancel the remainder of its games. At present, there is no confirmation of what will happen in Scotland, however, regardless of the decision ultimately reached it is unlikely to be met with universal approval. If the decision is to follow the Belgian Pro League example it may well lead to disputes and ramifications for years to come.