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Family Businesses and Employment Insurance

If you are a part of a family run business, there are two things you should know about the Employment Insurance premiums you’ve been paying for years:  1) If a family member is laid off EI may not honour their application for benefits; and 2) you might be able to claim back thousands of dollars in premiums that have been paid. Many people are unaware… Read More »

Buying a Home: Land Transfer Tax

Generally, when a buyer purchases real estate in Manitoba they will incur land transfer tax. Land transfer tax is calculated based on the fair market value of the property (usually the purchase price). The percentage used by the provincial government to calculate land transfer tax differs based on the value of the home (see table below). Value of Property Rate On the first $30,000 0%… Read More »

Are there Residency Requirements to be a Power of Attorney or Executor?

Do geographical boundaries matter when appointing someone as a power of attorney or executor?  While there is no absolute prohibition on appointing non-residents, it may be wise to choose someone close to home. Power of Attorney An attorney appointed under a Power of Attorney does not need to be a resident of Manitoba, or even a resident of Canada. Section 16 of The Power of… Read More »

Get to Know…Ronald Janzen

BACKGROUND Ron articled in 1996 and then practiced as a lawyer in Winnipeg until 2003 at which time he joined SNJ.  Ron opened SNJ’s Niverville office in 2005 and has been a partner since 2008 EDUCATION Ron has degrees from the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, including his Juris Doctor. AREAS OF PRACTICE Ron practices exclusively out of our Niverville office and… Read More »

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 »

 
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