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Employer paid $200k to sick employee after termination

Employer paid $200k to sick employee after termination

As previously discussed in the articles on our site, employers have significant obligations to their employees and can be held liable if they do not respect them. However, a review of ongoing cases before the courts demonstrates that employers just don’t seem to get it. […]

Buying a business and employee rights

Buying a business and employee rights

Buying a business can be an exciting and stressful experience.  First new owners must dig deep into their savings and-or remortgage their home.  Then, when they take over the business, they face a steep learning curve.  New owners step into the shoes of the selling […]

Estates and Firearms; Can executors break the law?

Estates and Firearms; Can executors break the law?

According to the 2016 RCMP Commissionner of Firearms Report, at the time, approximately 87 000 Manitobans held firearm licences which works out to about 7.25% of the population. Gun owners must obtain a licence before acquiring a gun.  In order to obtain a licence, a […]

Marijuana and employment – Can employees smoke up at work?

Marijuana and employment – Can employees smoke up at work?

Marijuana and employment – can employees smoke up at work? Starting July 1st, 2018, cannabis will be legal.  What will this mean for employers?  Will employees be able to take marijuana breaks like cigarette smokers?  Will employees be able to smoke a joint during their […]

Title insurance saves couple over $100,000.00

Title insurance saves couple over $100,000.00

We do a lot of real estate conveyance work.  What does that mean?  It means we help people acquire and transfer the title of their home when the buy and sell.  It’s the legal work that’s done prior to, on, and shortly after possession date. […]

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement

Essential elements of a partnership or shareholder agreement In my last article about the viability of partnership, I wrote about the difficulties of managing partnerships.  In this article, I will focus more on the legal aspect and how agreements between partners (and shareholders) can help […]

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review?

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review?

Can you be sued for leaving a negative online review? The short answer is: yes… a business can sue you under defamation laws. This CBC article covers a story where a renovation contractor sued a disgruntled customer for $3 million after that customer left a negative […]

Partnerships, do they work?

Partnerships, do they work?

Partnerships, do they work? Partnerships are a tricky business.  When they work well, they are wonderful.  One can consider the monster success of Apple (Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak) or Microsoft (Bill Gates and Paul Allen).  For those of us with an entrepreneurial spirit, the […]

Previous murder enough to cancel contract to buy house

Previous murder enough to cancel contract to buy house

Buyer beware! These two simple words carry significant weight in our legal system.  They, with other terms like, “As is, Where is” and Caveat Emptor represent the principle that vendors or sellers are not responsible for anything once the good (usually real estate) is transferred […]

CRA punished for malicious behaviour towards small business owners

CRA punished for malicious behaviour towards small business owners

Small business should fear the Canadian Revenue Agency…. CRA doesn’t need much introduction. We all know it. It is the agency responsible for collecting taxes. Every Canadian deals with it at some point or another. Small business owners and managers also have the “pleasure” of […]