Profile

Attorney Rosalina Trueba de Prida specializes in counseling local and international businesses on issues of labor law. With more than 20 years of professional experience, she also has extensive experience in matters of free trade zones, distribution or franchise relations, intellectual property and foreign trade.

Practice areas

Her practice focuses on advising companies- whether they are leaders or emerging- that work in various areas of the economy on labor issues, including hiring senior executives both foreign and national, transfer of employees, staff reductions, recruitment programs and complex compensations, due diligence processes; identification of contingencies and verification of compliance with applicable labor and social security legislation; as well as review or development and registration of internal regulations and hygiene and industrial safety manuals.

In that order, Ms. Trueba has worked as a principal advisor or as an expert on labor issues in international and multidisciplinary work teams, often structured in due diligence processes and subsequent acquisitions, assisting renowned companies in the retail, pharmaceutical, hotel, construction, manufacturing, industrial and free trade zones sectors, among others. Rosalina has ample experience in the area of labor litigation, although one of her greatest strengths is the development of strategies in the prevention of litigation and labor risks for companies, working proactively with the Human Resources Departments of the same, among them, some of the largest in the country with more than 10 thousand employees. She also adapts international policies and programs to adhere to local legislation.

In union matters, she has had an active participation in the negotiation and signing of collective bargaining agreements with union entities, including mediation before the Dominican labor authorities.

Some of her most representative transactions in labor issues and social security, include counseling one of the most important operations in the tobacco industry, through which a major multinational acquired a local company that involved more than 5,000 subordinate employees, under different specialized work contracts and different work schedules. Likewise, she was part of the team assembled to handle the acquisition and transfer of one of the most renowned newspapers at the national level, managing to eliminate all labor contingencies resulting from said operation.  Ms. Trueba has also participated in complex litigation processes that have culminated in important precedents.

In the public sector, she has been involved in projects aimed at promoting efficiency in public administration, such as the reorganization and adaptation processes of an important city council in which she participated in as a consultant in the reorganization of the Human Resources Department, policies, regulations and flowcharts of processes for the purpose of organizing and increasing the level of compliance required by the Ministry of Public Administration (MAP) and the Public Administration Monitoring System (SISMAP).

Education

Rosalina graduated from the Faculty of Law from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Cum Laude, where she obtained her degree in 1996. Subsequently, she completed Postgraduate studies in Civil and Commercial Law. She speaks and writes fluently in English and has a functional level in the use of French.

Language

She speaks and writes fluently in English and has a functional level in the use of French.