A proposed class action has 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 – 2016 for Canadian teams, and between 2008 – 2016 for American teams, you can register for the class action.
Charney Lawyers PC, a firm specializing in class actions, has filed the lawsuits. 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.
The application for certification of the WHL action is scheduled to be heard in Calgary on February 7-10, 2016. The motion for certification of the OHL action is scheduled to be heard in Toronto on March 21-23, 2016.
Hundreds of players, including from every team in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL, have registered with our law firm. More players are joining every day! You can register by clicking here, and read about the number of players who have already registered here.