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LaJoie Mediation, Arbitration & Consulting
I am a proud third-generation Oregonian, raised in Yamhill County, with over two decades of experience in multiple facets of Labor and Employment law in Oregon.
I have extensive labor relations experience in both labor and management. I worked at the Oregon Nurses Association for over nine years as a Labor Representative in collective bargaining and contract administration in private sector healthcare. I served as a Labor Relations Manager for Multnomah County advising client Departments, responding to contract grievances, unemployment claims, civil service appeals, and conducting negotiations on behalf of the employer.
In 2015, I started my dispute resolution practice as one of three mediators for the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB). As a labor mediator, I mediated over one-hundred disputes between public employers and employee organizations throughout Oregon. My work encompassed both training and facilitation, as well as mediating collective bargaining disputes, union grievances, unfair labor practice cases, and civil service appeals. Currently I also serve on the following:
Ombudsperson for the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation, Drivers Advisory Committee, resolving disputes and policy issues between Uber and Lyft drivers and the Transportation Network Companies
Panel mediator and facilitator, Oregon Department of Education for Special Education Dispute Resolution program
Panel member for Multnomah County Small Claims Court
Federal Executive Board Shared Neutrals program
Panel Mediator: Multnomah County Court, Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, U.S. District Court of Oregon, Oregon Patient Safety Commission / Early Dispute Resolution Program, Oregon
Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Arbitrator, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Labor Arbitrator panel
Arbitrator, Multnomah County Court
I began my legal career in private practice, representing individual and class action clients in Wage and Hour, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and other employment-related cases. Additionally, I worked at the Oregon State Bar as a public affairs attorney in the law improvement and government relations program.
When not working, you can find me outdoors rain or shine, hiking, running, or gardening.
I am a certified yoga instructor and an avid traveler.
Read more about my approach to mediation and arbitration.
Woman-Owned Business Certification and Emerging Small Business Certification:
(State of Oregon) Certification #12121
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LaJoie Mediation & Consulting, LLC
P.O. Box 231, Newberg, Oregon 97132