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Legal Pot and Employee-Employer Relationship

As you will have heard, the times have changed. With the legalization of cannabis, becoming effective October 17th, 2018, new questions are popping up. What does this mean, for not just our general privileges, like driving a car, but what about when we’re at work? As an employee, can I expect cannabis consumption to be treated the same as drinking on the job? As an… Read More »

Minimum Wage Increase October 1, 2018

In a long forecasted move, the Province of Manitoba has increased the Minimum Wage to $11.35 per hour effective October 1st, 2018. While not a huge increase, business owners should be advised that they must apply it. The requirement to pay a minimum wage is set out in Manitoba’s The Employment Standards Code. Violating the Code can lead to fines up to $25,000.00 and for,… Read More »

Congratulations Eugene!

Eugene Warwaruk has been acclaimed for a second term as the 2018/2019 Eastern District representative of the Council of the Manitoba Bar Association (MBA), a professional association of lawyers, judges, law students and law professors. The MBA is a branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), which represents 36,000 members across Canada. The CBA/MBA is dedicated to enhancing the administration of justice through the promotion… Read More »

Real Estate Legal Assistant

SNJ is accepting applications for a full time legal assistant in our real estate department. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 5:00. Responsibilities will include filing, obtaining and recording required file information including title searches and tax information; and preparation of letters, reports, and real estate documents. The position may also include reception and other related duties. The successful candidate will be… Read More »

Get to Know… Gemma Brown!

Background Gemma joined the Smith Neufeld Jodoin partnership on January 1, 2018.¬† Gemma worked with the firm as a legal assistant from 1997 until she commenced her legal studies in 2005. She spent the summers of 2006 and 2007 as a summer student with the firm and articled with the firm in 2008-2009. ¬†Gemma received her call to the bar in May, 2009, and was… Read More »

Rent-to-Own Agreements

The common thread of rent-to-own agreements is that the buyer will take possession and make payments to the seller over time and only upon payment in full will the seller then transfer legal title of the property to the buyer. There are generally two ways in which a rent-to-own agreement is structured; (i) agreement of sale and (ii) rental agreement with option to purchase. Agreement… Read More »