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Got my Judgment! Ready to Collect!

People are often shocked to find out that once they get court issued Judgment, that doesn’t mean they then get paid. What?! Yes – just because the Small Claims Court or the Court of Queen’s Bench has heard your case and decided in your favour, it does not mean that you automatically get the money that Judgment is for. If you went to Small Claims… Read More »

Get to Know…Grant Driedger!

BACKGROUND   I was called to the bar in 2002, after having articled at a Winnipeg firm. I practiced in Winnipeg until 2003, when I joined a small Steinbach firm. I have been with Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP in Steinbach since January of 2008. EDUCATION I graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law in 2001. Prior to that I was in the Agricultural… Read More »

Accounting Tips for Executors, Trustees and Attorneys

Anyone who holds assets for the benefit of someone else is in a position of trust. These individual controlling the assets are called “Trustees”, and the people entitled to the benefits of those assets are called “beneficiaries”. There are different types of Trustees: executors, administrators for an estate and attorneys acting under a Power of Attorney are a few examples. To promote clarity and ensure… Read More »

Tougher Penalties for Cellphone Use While Driving

As of November 1, 2018, those who choose to use their cell phone while driving will be faced with tougher penalties. If a driver is caught using a cellphone or any other hand-operated electronic device, a mandatory three-day suspension will be issued on the driver. If a second offence occurs within a 10 year period, the suspension will be increased to 7 days for each… Read More »

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 »

 
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