The Canadian junior hockey league system, and specifically the OHL, may be sued due to a “blatant disregard for the bare minimum working standards that have been set for employees.”
CHL players have been starting talks of a proposed union, and team management has been squashing that talk, with everything up to trading players just to punish them for union discussion.
One of the main points of the case against the league? Bad payouts on education benefits, and also bad payouts on basic minimum wage.
Read James Mirtle's article here - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/chlpa-threatens-to-sue-clubs-over-sweatshop-conditions-for-players/article4676440/
And read the actual letter sent to OHL teams here - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/article4675509.ece/BINARY/PDF%3A+CHL+Players%27+Association+letter+threatening+to+sue+clubs+for+illegal+working+conditions
Looks like the WHL and QMJHL will receive similar letters shortly. This could be very, very interesting, especially if some OHL teams have to open up their books under penalty of perjury.