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My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

My Story- Becoming a Lawyer

How I ended up in law. I was asked to write about my decision to become a lawyer by Israel, one of our team members, responsible for client services and marketing. She thought my life story was interesting and those of you who choose to […]

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Employee entitled to 6 months wages after only 6 months of employment!

Wages in lieu of notice continues to be one of the most misunderstood areas of business law. Just last week, a business sale failed because of this issue. I wrote an article on the importance of signing contracts with employees before. In essence, unless otherwise […]

Changes to income tax act come into effect in 2018

Changes to income tax act come into effect in 2018

Last July, the government issued a consultation paper with a view of making changes to the income tax act and the way small business are taxed. I wrote about the proposed changes here and here. I was right… unfortunately. In my last post, I made […]

New protections against Predatory marriages

New protections against Predatory marriages

According to this article in the Financial Post, a significant increase in wealth will transfer from parents to the next generation over the upcoming decade. This also means that the current aging population owns a disproportionate share of wealth compared to younger generations. As always, when […]

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette

  Terminating for cause: Russian Roulette Nothing is worse for business or moral than a toxic employee.  One person can make life miserable for the entire staff.  Supervisors or managers spend an inordinate amount of time managing the problems created by that one person.  The economic […]

Privacy Laws and your business

Privacy Laws and your business

Privacy laws: can I be more boring??? Before your eyes glaze over and you skip back to your Facebook page, bare with me. Ignoring privacy laws in our connected world can have consequences for business owners. The topic came to mind recently at a seminar […]

POA (Power of Attorney) may save you thousands

POA (Power of Attorney) may save you thousands

Updated on October 16th, 2018 What is a Power of Attorney?  Is it different than a will?  We often get these questions from clients.  In this article, I will attempt to de-mystify this very important document. A Power or Attorney (POA) is often misunderstood, with […]

Will: Why you need one.

Will: Why you need one.

We all know we should have a Will. However, many of us don’t. Why? I am speculating, but my guess is that preparing one is one of those tasks that just creates work and, other than the relief of knowing your affairs are in order, […]

Manitoba legal trivia, tidbits, and oddoties

Manitoba legal trivia, tidbits, and oddoties

Over the past several months, I have written about (mostly) serious topics.  Today, maybe because it feels very spring-like, I just wanted to share with you a few odd (at least, I found them odd) Manitoba law trivia. In Manitoba, the province currently has over 550 […]

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List : Stop telemarketers

Do Not Call List: add your number. It’s easy and effective. I gave up my land line phone several years ago.  Many of us have “disconnected” from phone lines.  I decided to do so, because I realized that I was only receiving telemarketing calls on […]