André Nowakowski has a specialized labour and employment practice and is one of Miller Thomson’s leading sports and entertainment lawyers. He represents and advises management in unionized and non-unionized workplaces in all areas of labour relations and employment law.

André advises and represents private and broader public sector clients on a wide range of matters including labour relations, human rights, employment standards, collective bargaining, workplace safety and insurance, unfair labour practices, certification applications, workplace policies, and a wide range of grievance matters. He also advises and assists clients to formulate workplace policies and employee handbooks.

André acts as counsel to National Hockey League clubs in salary arbitration disputes with their players.

André has presented lectures and seminars on labour relations, employee relations, union organizing drives, collective bargaining, human rights, employment standards legislation, progressive discipline, hiring and firing, attendance management, privacy issues, social media in the workplace, labour and employment issues in sale-of-business transactions, wage restraint legislation, and general labour relations and employment law issues.

Outside of work, André has enjoyed coaching minor sports teams, staying active, and participating in charitable events.