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MANITOBA SCRAPS PROPOSED NEW HOME WARRANTY ACT – How can you protect yourself?

The New Home Warranty Act and Regulations were originally to be in force on January 1, 2017.  The PC Government delayed and eventually scrapped the implementation of the Act and Regulations. With recent developments in rural Manitoba, there seems to be renewed interest in this topic, with advocates suggesting that there needs to be some mechanism to protect purchasers of newly built homes.  There does… 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 »

Builders’ Lien Act Considerations when Purchasing a New Home

While the purchase of a newly constructed home is an exciting time, it is important that proper consideration be given to the protections afforded both home owners and contractors under The Builders’ Liens Act of Manitoba (the “Act). Individuals or companies who perform work and/or provide services/materials on a project are able to file a lien against the property. While builders’ liens can be registered… Read More »

Builders’ Liens

If you’re in the business of construction, providing materials or various services in the construction process, then you need to know the importance of protecting your interests with the legal tool known as “Builders’ Liens”. The Province of Manitoba is governed by The Builders’ Liens Act, setting out all of the relevant legal requirements permitting you to have a lien filed over the title of… Read More »

 
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