Ted Kovacs is an experienced labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Waterloo office. He regularly advises employers in all matters of employment and labour law, both in unionized and non-unionized workplaces.
Ted provides strategic advice including assisting employers in the start-up of new operations and restructuring of current operations. His practice includes Ontario Labour Relations Board matters (with a particular emphasis on union organizing issues), collective agreement negotiations, human rights, public and private sector arbitrations, employment standards and wrongful dismissal litigation.
Ted has worked out of the firm’s Toronto and Waterloo offices. He is frequent speaker at management-focused conferences, seminars, and training settings and is a seminar leader for human resources associations which includes lecturing at the Human Resources Professionals Association annual conference. Ted is deeply invested in his clients. He is dedicated to understanding every aspect of their businesses and he uses this knowledge to tailor plans and strategies specific to their unique challenges. His clients appreciate his practical advice and thoughtful approach and they rely on him to quickly resolve any issues that arise.
Arts & Sports Construction Education Energy & Utilities Financial Services Government Ministries & Agencies (Federal and Provincial) Healthcare Hospitality & Gaming Manufacturing Media & Communications Membership Associations Mining & Natural Resources Municipalities & Municipal Agencies Professional & Technical Services Retail & Wholesale Trade Social Services Technology Transportation & Warehousing
Awards & Recognition
The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2008–2022)
Labour and Employment Law
Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2015–2022)
Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)
Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” (2018)
Labour and Employment Law, Hamilton
Memberships & Affiliations
Cambridge Chamber of Commerce – Member, Past Member of Board of Directors and Advocacy Committee
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Ontario Bar Association – Member (Civil Litigation and Labour & Employment Law sections)
Select Publications & Presentations
“Labour Update” Stratford HR Association, Stratford (November 8, 2012)
“Legal Update” Human Resources Professionals Association, Hamilton Chapter (September 13, 2012)
“Legal Update” Auto Supplier Forum (Spring), Cambridge (June 19, 2012)
Queen’s University, B.Comm. (Hons.), LL.B.