Canadian Court Certifies Junior Hockey Wage Class

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 8:01 PM EDT) -- A Calgary, Alberta, judge allowed junior hockey players Thursday to proceed as a class in their wage action against the Canadian Hockey League and the Western Hockey League and its clubs, granting class certification against all but five teams located in the U.S.

Three former WHL players allege that they were employees of their clubs and should have been entitled to minimum wage. They seek back wages as well as sick, holiday, vacation and overtime pay and the disgorgement of profits generated from their being treated...
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