Tag Archives: Exemptions

Changes to ESA and LRT Passed, EHT Exemptions and Provincial Income Tax

1. Employment Standards and Labour Relations law changes On November 21, 2018, the Ontario conservative government gave third reading to Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, effectively rolling back many employment and labour law changes brought in … Continue reading

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Brain Death Religious Exemptions – Three Cases Seeking Constitutional Rights

While there were were five or more North American lawsuits, this year, seeking religious exemptions from brain death, now there are only two. This month, the Ontario Court of Justice has dismissed the case of Shalom Ouanounou not only because he … Continue reading

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Recent Increases for the Minnesota State Exemptions

If you’ve been reading any of my musings, you know that when you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, ownership of all your stuff is temporarily and theoretically transferred to a trustee appointed by the court.  I say “theoretically” because normally … Continue reading

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Homestead Exemptions: The Truth Isn’t What You Think

“They can’t take my house, whatever happens.  Right?” The young man in my office “knew” that the substantial equity in his home was exempt as a homestead, even if he filed bankruptcy. He “knew” that credit card debt was dischargeable. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Proposes Big Changes to State Law White-Collar Overtime Exemptions

Back in January, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) would propose new regulations under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) that would increase the minimum salary requirement for the white-collar overtime exemptions under this … Continue reading

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