Ursula Kienbaum has spent her entire legal career representing and counseling employers in traditional labor and employment law matters. Specializing in traditional labor relations, particularly in the manufacturing, food processing, waste disposal, and telecommunications industries, Ursula represents employers in representation and decertification proceedings, union campaigns, strike preparation, contract administration, and labor arbitrations. Ursula also has significant experience investigating and responding to unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition, having a broad background in employment law, Ursula routinely assists clients with day-to-day employment issues (discipline, discharge, and wage and hour issues), and has experience defending employment harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims before state and federal courts and the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. Ursula also has experience representing and advising clients regarding independent contractor misclassification issues, including audits with the Oregon Department of Labor and the Oregon Employment Department. Recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2012-2014, Ursula greatly values the strong relationships that she builds with her clients.