Chris Fick & Associates

What is poor work performance? A case of missed sales targets

“…the employer has a duty to investigate all possible alternatives short of dismissal, and this duty accords with the onus of proving the fairness of the dismissal” (extract from judgment below) An employee who fails to perform adequately at work is by definition not fulfilling his or her side of the employment bargain, but that […]

Can your bank take your money without permission?

“A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it” (Bob Hope) A recent High Court decision has settled the knotty question of whether your bank can take money it holds for you in one account to cover your debt to it in another, without your […]

Your website and video of the month: Before you enter an Uber…

Ridesharing services like Uber are convenient and popular, but you will have read of the “fake Uber” attacks and other safety concerns so on the principle of “safety first” always take a few common sense precautions when using them. Before you get into your next Uber have a good read of their “Driving safety forward” […]

How do you resolve disputes?

READ OUR RECOMMENDATION! All disagreements and disputes can be resolved through honest negotiations rather than through time consuming and costly litigation. The manner in which you approach disputes with your business partners, a contractor or even with a family member or a neighbour has a long term impact on your personal as well as financial […]