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Victoria Day

Our office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 20th for Victoria Day.

Manitoba Metis First Time Home Buyers Purchase Program

Recently, the Manitoba Metis Federation announced the launch of the Metis First Time Home Purchase Program (FTHPP), which is to be implemented and managed by the Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) starting in the spring of 2019. The FTHPP is designed to help Metis citizens overcome the challenge of trying to save sufficient enough funds for a down payment, as required by financial institutions, for… Read More »

Overtime Employment Standards – Construction Industry

Overtime requirements for construction jobs in the Province of Manitoba are governed either by the Employment Standards Code or The Construction Industry Wages Act (CIWA). For construction jobs that fall outside of CIWA, generally, employers must pay their employees overtime if they exceed 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. However, as of 2018, an employer is permitted to create an Averaging Agreement… Read More »

Trust Provisions in The Builders’ Liens Act

Under The Builders’ Liens Act of Manitoba there are certain provisions buried in the legislation that touch upon issues not directly tied-in with the other sections concerning your ability to file a lien on a property. These provisions are known as the “Trust Provisions” and concern the money received by either the general contractor at a job, the subcontractors at a job, or the owner… Read More »

Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Lawyers and Staff at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP. We will be CLOSED on Friday, April 19, 2019, in observation of Good Friday.

Get to Know…Edwin Klassen

BACKGROUND Edwin H. Klassen is one of the partners at Smith Neufeld Jodoin, joining our firm in 1996. EDUCATION He received his Bachelor of Laws from Robson Hall Law School, University of Manitoba, in 1996. AREAS OF PRACTICE Edwin’s preferred areas of practice include corporate, commercial and finance transactions, real estate, agriculture law, mortgage sales & foreclosures, as well as wills and estate planning. Edwin… Read More »

 
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