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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 »

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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