Proposed class actions have been filed against the CHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL, and every team in those leagues on behalf of former and current major junior hockey players. If you are a former or current player who played between 2010 – 2019 for a Canadian CHL team, please register for the class action.
Charney Lawyers PC, a firm specializing in class actions, has filed the lawsuits on behalf of former CHL players. Major junior hockey is big business, generating revenues for the teams, while the devoted young hockey players who work their hearts out do not get paid. We want to change that.
Our position is that the Standard Player Agreement is actually an employment contract where the players agreed to provide services to the club. If this class action is certified, the Court will decide whether hockey players are employees. If we are successful, then eligible players would be entitled to receive minimum wage and overtime pay, just like other young people who work for businesses.
Hundreds of players, including from every team in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL, have registered to learn more about these class actions. You can register by clicking here, and read about the number of players who have already registered here.