Returning to Work in Manitoba

Manitoba is beginning the process of reopening its economy, services are being restored, and businesses are resuming operations. As a…

Employer Liability: Going Back to Work after COVID-19

By Troy Harwood-Jones and Allison Fehr May 2020 A Google search could well cause employers to be worried about being…

Trade-marks in Canada: Should I use ™ or ®?

A trade-mark is a brand. Fundamentally, it operates in a referential manner, signifying and directing consumers to a particular person…

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for Small Businesses (CECRA)

The Program Commercial property owners with small business tenants who have been affected by COVID-19 may elect to lower the…

Is Your Business Essential?

Public Order 67 As the pandemic of COVID-19 continues to evolve within our community The Government of Manitoba has responded…

COVID-19: Am I stuck in my contract?

I think it is safe to say almost all, if not all businesses, large and small alike, are feeling some…

COVID-19 and what it means for Lay-Offs, Terminations and Refusals to Work

a. Lay-Offs What is a Lay-Off: A Lay-Off is a temporary break in employment, where after a period of time…

Understanding Employment Insurance Benefits Amidst COVID-19

Do I qualify for Employment Insurance Benefits? Applicants are encouraged to submit applications for benefits so that processing agents may…

COVID-19 — Am I Insured?

Understanding Business Interruption Insurance With businesses being forced to close many of our clients are asking if their business losses…

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

***This benefit replaced both the Emergency Care Benefit and the Emergency Support Benefit*** What is it? On March 25, 2020…

Work Sharing Program

What is it? The Work-Sharing Program is an adjustment program that assists Employers and Employees to avoid layoffs when there…

3 Types of Wage Subsidies Available to Employers

SUBSIDY #1: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is a 75% wages subsidy available to all businesses,…

Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP)

Export Development Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada will provide more than $65 Billion in direct lending and…

Child Care for those in Essential Services

For those people with children who require child-care and who are employed in any of the critical services as defined…

The Rise of Deepfake and Media Synthetization

Internet users are sounding the alarm as “Deepfake” videos are increasingly becoming more common. Deepfakes are videos made by software…

Bordeaux – The World’s Most Famous Red Wine Region

PKF lawyers aren’t just known for their brilliant legal minds. They are active members of our communities and enthusiasts of…

Châteauneuf du Pape

PKF lawyers aren’t just known for their brilliant legal minds. They are active members of our communities and enthusiasts of…

Copyrights for Photographers

A copyright has the literal meaning of the two words informing it: a “copy right.” That is, a copyright is…

Changes to the Insurance Act

Consumer Protection is a cornerstone of the Act and, at section 136.5, the new Act “ensures coverage for innocent co-insured…

Morden Family Lawyer or Winkler Business Lawyer? Why not Both?

It used to be that people wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of Big City life to open a…

How the changes to Canadian Citizenship Act affect you?

The controversial Bill C-24, which is also cited as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, has received Royal Assent on June 19,…

“How long to get Divorced”, or Why the Lawyer says “It Depends”

Going through a divorce is a process filled with uncertainty: Who gets the house? Where will the kids stay? And…

Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives

Most people acknowledge that they should have a Will to organize their affairs. Often, the issue of signing a Will…

Trademark Registration in Canada; Worth the Investment?

My client intends to invest a substantial amount of money in packaging, signage, and marketing their brand. They have long…

Cyber-squatting; or “Hey! Get Your Stuff Off My Name!”

The internet is a strange land. Every time you visit a website, you seamlessly interact with a massive domain name…

How to Have a Happy Holiday Season

With the holiday season, office parties are on the horizon. They are a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season…

Do You Need A Will?

The week of April 23rd-27th, 2007, is “Will Week – Estate Planning for your Future”. It is the community based…

Legal Business Advice 101

Tips, Traps, and Legal Basics for Small Business 1. Incorporations, Partnerships, & Sole Proprietorships Business starts when you start making…