« He`s a big kid with big hands and can really score goals. We see him as a player with a very bright future and someone who will be a force in our league as we get older, » he said, adding: « We can`t wait to see him play in Kitchener and we would welcome Trent and his family to the Rangers. » The class action was filed by Charney Lawyer`s PC. Goldblatt Partners then joined us as co-counsel. A class action to this effect has been filed in Alberta with respect to players and teams in the Western Hockey League and Quebec with respect to players and teams of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. July 2016: Hockey News published an article titled « Why it might be a good thing for junior teams to pay a minimum wage – and fewer of them » by Ken Campbell, who supports the payment of the minimum wage for junior hockey players. Read the article here. Charney Lawyer`s PC, a law firm specializing in class actions, has filed lawsuits on behalf of former CHL players. Major junior hockey is a big deal to generate revenue for teams, while dedicated young hockey players who work their hearts are not paid. We want to change that.
December 2015: Walrus magazine published a detailed article by Nicholas Hune-Brown on CHL Class Complaints entitled « Hockey`s Puppy Mill: A former junior player takes the CHL to court. » The article contains some background information and explains some of the most important litigation issues. Read the article here. Information gathered on potential class members will help the Council continue the group action and assess the damage to the class as a whole. Providing the requested information does not make you the customer of Charney Lawyer`s PC. The court will ultimately decide who will be admitted as a member of the class. If you are a member of one of the collections as a member of the class, please read the billing press release. It contains important information about the hearing, your options and what comes next. A French version of the billing statement can be made here. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and all OHL teams on behalf of current and former junior hockey players. Our position is that the standard player agreement is actually an employment contract in which players have agreed to provide services to the club. If this class action is upheld, the court will determine whether the hockey players are employees.
If we succeed, legitimate actors would be entitled to the minimum wage and overtime pay, as would other young people who work for companies. The group action claims that the players are staff members. As a result, players are entitled to a legal minimum wage. Each judge gave a strong indication that he had approved the settlement agreement, but for the text of the release. They even drew the parties` attention to the fact that the application for approval of the settlement agreement with the revised provision could be submitted in writing if an agreement could be reached on a revised, narrower publication to clearly apply only to claims such as those filed in the appeals, so that the application for approval of the transaction agreement with the revised version could be submitted in writing. , without the need for a new consultation or notice, as had been anticipated at the previous hearing for approval of the transaction.