André R. Nowakowski

Associé | Toronto

416.595.2986

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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 has clients in both the private and public sectors.

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

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De nombreux avocats de Miller Thomson se démarquent dans le répertoire Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que 144 avocats de Miller Thomson ont été reconnus pour leur expertise dans 47 domaines du droit dans l’édition de 2019 de Best Lawyers in Canada. De plus, six avocats ont été nommés avocats de l’année...

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André Nowakowski is quoted in the Benefits Canada article titled « What to expect when your employee’s expecting ».

What to expect when your employee’s expectingBenefits CanadaMarch 14, 2011 Read the full article

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André Nowakowski delivers a Lancaster House Audio Conference

André Nowakowski presents an Audio Conference on « It’s About Time!: Drafting collective agreement language on scheduling, hours of work, and overtime. »

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Miller Thomson co-hosts roundtable on long-term care

Miller Thomson and HUB International Limited co-hosted an invitational roundtable on January 27, 2016, with approximately 30 participants including leaders from the long-term care home sector and risk management experts, discussing a variety of topics including: Privacy Update: The Continued...

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André Nowakowski, Lisa Goodfellow and Clifford Hart will present in a panel discussion on « What’s New in Legal? » at the Retail Council of Canada’s HR Conference.

The session will be moderated by Laura Hammond (Country Human Resources Manager, H&M).

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Andre Nowakowski presents to the « Applied Civil and Labour Law For Law Enforcement » class at Conestoga College on « How Do We Get There From Here?: A Practical Look at Collective Bargaining ».

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Coffee Talk: Up in Smoke? Marijuana in the Workplace

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group invites you to a complimentary webinar/audio conference on March 21, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., titled « Up in Smoke? Marijuana in the Workplace« , presented by André Nowakowski. This session will cover: Overview of the legislative framework concerning...

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Coffee Talk – The Winds of Change: Coming Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act

Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group will host a complimentary webinar/audio conference on September 13, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., entitled « The Winds of Change: Coming Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Act« , presented by André Nowakowski. This Coffee Talk will include...

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Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference

We are pleased to invite you to Miller Thomson’s complimentary Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference. Our featured speakers will provide legal and practical insights on emerging HR topics impacting the workplace. Our program has been pre-approved for 5.75 Continuing Professional Development...

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Coffee Talk: Reorganization & Integration

Coffee Talk: Reorganization & Integration – Labour and Employment Implications. This Coffee Talk includes a discussion of the following: Executive compensation and related restraints Unionized workplaces and the impact of the Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act Non-union employees You...

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Coffee Talk: Operating in an Age of Restraint

André Nowakowski and Laura Cassiani present a Coffee Talk seminar on « Operating in an Age of Restraint. » Registration for Coffee Talk Health seminars are by invitation only. Please contact coffeetalk@millerthomson.com to be added to our email list and to receive...

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Labour Relations & Employment Conference

Miller Thomson’s Labour Relations & Employment Law Group presents an all-day conference focussing on current labour and employment issues affecting organizations today. Special Guest Speakers: Bernard Fishbein, Chair, Ontario Labour Relations Board Wendy Mesley, Award-winning broadcast journalist SESSION TOPICS: National...

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An Eye on the Taxpayer, Part VI: Public Purse Challenges Persist

The challenge of public finance and fiscal restraint continues to persist across Canada.  Depending on who you ask, some governments are exhibiting more restraint than others.  Regardless of who you ask, the challenges are real and present, including on the...

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Termination Clauses and Continuation of Benefits: A Warning and Reminder for Employers in Ontario

Employers often seek to limit their termination liability with termination clauses. If a termination clause does not meet the minimum requirements of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), then the termination clause will not be valid and an employee will...

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Key Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Other Employment Statutes

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which received royal assent on November 20, 2014, introduced significant changes to key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Bill 18 also introduced amendments to other employment...

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An Eye on the Taxpayer, Part V: A Long, Cold Winter

The challenge of public finances and fiscal restraint has not gone away since the last check in on this blog in August.  A new, rapidly developing twist is, of course, the rapid decline in the price of oil.  Naturally, this...

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A Review of Ontario Legislation that Expands Employer Accountability – Bill 18, Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, Has Received Royal Assent

Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014, which received royal assent on November 20, 2014, introduced significant change to key provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The changes will have a significant impact on...

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Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill Receives Royal Assent

Bill 8, the Public Sector Accountability and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 passed third reading on December 9, 2014 and received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014. As reported in our previous Health Communiqués, Public Consultation Scheduled for Broader...

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The Executive Compensation Act and Ombudsman Act are Coming to Education

On March 10, 2014 we reported on the Government of Ontario’s intention to introduce legislation to strengthen the accountability and increase the transparency of the Broader Public Sector (“BPS”). In July the Ontario government did, indeed, introduce Bill 8, entitled...

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Bill 8 Proposes to Limit Executive Compensation for Certain Broader Public Sector Organizations

In July of this year, the Ontario government introduced Bill 8, which proposes (among other things) new legislation entitled the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (the “Executive Compensation Act”). If passed, this legislation will impose limits on executive...

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Public Consultation Scheduled for Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill

In Broader Public Sector Accountability Bill Re-introduced, we provided an overview of Bill 8, the proposed Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014.  If passed, this legislation will put into place a wide range of measures aimed at...

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He moots, he scores in hockey arbitration

The Lawyers Weekly

André Nowakowski is quoted in an article by Kim Arnott.

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Daseke complète l’acquisition transfrontalière de Big Freight Systems

Conseillers juridiques canadiens de Daseke, Inc.

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Alltech fait l’acquisition de Masterfeeds, créant ainsi l’une des plus importantes entreprises de nutrition animale au Canada

Conseillers juridiques d'Ag Processing Inc. quant à la vente de ses parts de Masterfeeds Inc. à Alltech

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