Andrea Talarico

Lawyer - Montréal

Québec Bar 2009
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Andrea Talarico is a labour and employment lawyer at Langlois Lawyers. Her practice focuses on collective work relations, particularly with regard to human rights and freedoms, termination of employment, interpretation and application of collective agreements, as well as the exercise of the right to strike.

After completing her internship with the legal department of a major trade union center, Andrea practised in an international law firm in London, then returned to practice labour and employment law for employers in Québec. During her doctoral studies, undertaken in 2018, she taught administrative and employment law at the University of Ottawa and the École du Barreau. She also developed and gave a course on the socio-legal issues of COVID-19 bringing together twenty experts from four faculties.


Doctorate, University of Ottawa (thesis on the constitutional protection of collective agreements), in progress

Master in Comparative Law, European University Institute, 2011

Master in Labour Law, LL.M., Université de Montréal, 2010

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2007

Rankings & Recognitions

Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2019-2021

Admission scholarship (University of Ottawa), 2018

Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work Fellowship, 2010

Representative Work

Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vallée de la Gatineau v. Martin, 2016 QCCS 1927
Representing the employer in a case concerning evidence of shadowing and the right to privacy of an employee on disability leave.

Fédération des professionnèles (CSN) v. Centre jeunesse de l’Outaouais, 2015 CanLII 59889
Disciplinary case (dismissal) in a youth center. This decision is the first decision in Québec in which an arbitrator invalidated an “amnesty” clause (“sunset clause”) provided for in a collective agreement on the grounds that this clause was contrary to public order.

Association pour la défense des droits des défunts et des familles du Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges v. Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, 2008 QCCS 5697
Class action following a strike and lockout in a cemetery.



Other Publications


“Technological Strikebreaking in Québec: A Case study”, Relations industrielles-Industrial Relations, to be published in 2021.

“Le maintien des services essentiels à la lumière de Saskatchewan Federation of Labour”, Revue du Barreau (volume 74, p. 219), 2015.


“Un nid de chicanes” (interview on legal difficulties related to teleworking), L’Actualité, Marie-Hélène Proulx, August 5, 2020.



2021 – “What is the Point of Equality in your Telework Policy?”, CERIC Annual Conference, Leeds University, online, May 2021.

2021 – “L’encadrement juridique du télétravail au Québec”, Barreau de l’Outaouais, Formation continue, online, March 2021.

2021 – “L’encadrement juridique de l’hyperconnectivité”, Association of Progressive Jurists Conference, online, February 2021.

2020 – “L’usage du droit international du travail par la Cour suprême du Canada : le cas particulier du droit d’association”, ILO Centenary Lecture Series, University of Ottawa.

2012 – “Est-ce que l’obligation de négocier de bonne foi comporte une obligation de transparence économique?”, Montréal.

2011 – “The use of forced and indentured labour by multinational corporations”, Globalisation and Transnational Human Rights Obligations Conference, European University Institute, Florence.

2010 – “Les codes de conduite des entreprises et le droit d’association : une étude exploratoire du secteur du textile”, Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) Annual Meeting, Montréal.


2020 – Teaching The socio-legal issues of the COVID-19 pandemic course at University of Ottawa (Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section)

2019-2020 – Teaching the Labour Law course at University of Ottawa (Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section)

2019 – Teaching the Labour Law course at the Bar school of Québec (Gatineau)

2018-2019 – Teaching the Administrative Law course at University of Ottawa (Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section)

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