Alberta OKs Minimum Wage Class Action by Ex-WHL Players


Less than two months after Ontario greenlighted a minimum wage class action by former players against the Ontario Hockey League, Alberta has approved a similar suit against the Western Hockey League. A trio of ex-WHLers contend they were paid as little as $35 per week for between 40 to 65 hours of work. As in Ontario, the Alberta ruling just allows the case to go forward as a class action. The players still have to prove their claims in court [Walter v Western Hockey League, 2017 ABQB 382 (CanLII), June 16, 2017].