Labor Law

Bertha X. Ortega

Partner - Nicaragua

“Bertha Xiomara Ortega has over 40 years of experience specialising in handling labor contracts, disputes and collective bargaining agreements”.

Bertha is a partner at Consortium Legal – Nicaragua, with more than 45 years of experience in the labor area, in both administrative area (MITRAB) and in the judicial area (Labor Courts). She specializes in business law and labor law with solid experience in labor contract counseling, collective bargaining, internal regulations, human resources policies, outsourcing, part-time work, labor settlements, administrative processes for the suspension and termination contracts, labor inspections before MITRAB and labor litigation related to claims for social benefits, dismissals, special processes on the violation of fundamental rights, among others.

She has been a consultant to the Ministry of Labor in projects such as the elaboration of the Thesaurus of Administrative Jurisprudence 2008 and 2010, the Oral Labor Administrative Procedure (PALO) and the Protocol of Action of Individual and Collective Conciliators. During her career, she has been a consultant for the OIT, BETTER WORK and FUNPADEM and a teacher at the Judicial School.

  • Judicial representation of CARGILL NICARAGUA S.A. in different judicial labor processes.
  • Labor advice to Nestlé Nicaragua S.A, as well as representation in different administrative processes.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Law, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua (2001)
  • Post-Degree in Labor Law, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua (2006)
  • Law Degree, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN), Nicaragua (1978)
  • Member, World Services Group
  • Member, Latin American Network of Labor Lawyers (RLA2)