Shawna Rene Meyer’s Answers

Shawna Rene Meyer

Hillsboro Business Attorney.

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  1. Bullied at work by the manager, and she has support from the boss

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Orion Jacob Nessly
    2. Shawna Rene Meyer
    2 lawyer answers

    Is the bullying you describe because of a reasons that are legally protected? If so, have you reported it to someone above her boss? Much more detail is needed to give you full advise. You should schedule a consult with an attorney who can ask you detailed questions and find out what can be done to help you, if anything.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. How can I get my paycheck from a company

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Bryant Keith Martin
    2. Peter Joseph Lamont
    3. Shawna Rene Meyer
    3 lawyer answers

    It could be as simple as having a stop payment on the first check sent (perhaps you offer to pay this small fee since you lost your check). It seems their fear is issuing two checks to you and having them both post, not that they did not pay you on time under the law. Getting an attorney to draft them a letter and reassure them with a written agreement will do the trick. It does seem odd that they will not give you the address. Look it up on the Secretary of State website.

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  3. Can an employer dictate to its employees when they are allowed to use their vacation days?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert John Murillo
    2. Shawna Rene Meyer
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes they can. Otherwise the employer could be left with all the employees taking vacation at the same time, or perhaps during the busiest time of the year. Unless you are the only employee who is being told when you can take these hours, and you believe this is because your employer is discriminating based on a legally protected reason, than your employer does have a right to approve when you take your vacation time.

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  4. My employer would like all employees to clock out when they leave the grounds whether lunch or a company errand. Is this legal?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Robert Kirschbaum
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Shawna Rene Meyer
    3 lawyer answers

    It is legal as long as you are not being required to do work for your employer. If that is the case, then you should be getting paid for this time. Even if it is preparation work or getting supplies, unless you are an exempt employee. The reason he give raised a question however. Are you driving a company vehicle? That could possible change the situation. You should consult with an attorney that can ask you for more detail, particularly on that is licensed in California.

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  5. Reagrding unemployment appeal and doctored documents...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Shawna Rene Meyer
    2. Anne Whalen Gill
    2 lawyer answers

    If you benefits were denied and you want to receive your unemployment benefits, you must request the appeal hearing or show up (via telephone) if the employer requested the hearing, or you will lose by default. There seems to be several issues in this scenario, so I would advise you to consult with an attorney. You may also refer to the Oregon State Bar's program Legal Links (which airs on PBS but you can also find it on line). The guests on this show, myself and a representative from the...

  6. If I win a case in a small claims court, what happens to the defendant if they don't pay what is owed to me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joanne Reisman
    2. Shawna Rene Meyer
    3. J Christopher Minor
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the good advice from attorney Reisman, if you know where they bank or work, you can get a garnishment issues. You can either get one from the court clerk (after you do the paperwork, they sign it) or have an attorney do it for you. This can be tricky so I advise you have an attorney do it for you. If they do not have a job or money, then it is much harder. But your judgment is good for 10 years, at which time you can apply to the court to have it renewed for another 10 years.

  7. Can my ex wife cancel her request for child support arrearage?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Orion Jacob Nessly
    2. Shawna Rene Meyer
    2 lawyer answers

    She would need to sign a Satisfaction of Judgment and submit it with the court. An attonrey should draft this document for you.

  8. I have a contract with 18 months remaining and was terminated with "cause" yet the unemployment office found I was let go withou

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David A Schuck
    2. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    3. Christopher J McKillop
    4. Shawna Rene Meyer
    4 lawyer answers

    While the determination made by the Employment department may be that you were let go without cause, therefore allowing your benefits, that does not mean that there was not a violation of the contract. The standard under the OAR and ORS that allow for unemployment benefits are not always, although can be, the same for a wrongful termination action. If your employer breached the contract, and terminated you in violation of the contract, your claim would be for Breach of Employment Contract....

  9. Do i do Do I have a lawsuit if i got fired for working some place else and i didn't tell them?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Vivek S. Suri
    2. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    3. Shawna Rene Meyer
    3 lawyer answers

    If your state is an "At Will" state (which most are), then your employer does not have to have any reason at all to let you go. The termination becomes wrongful however, if the reason the employer terminates you is discriminatory under a legally protected class.

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  10. Hello - I received a summons to appear at court from a collections agency. We have since come to a payment arrangement however

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jason Wade Barnette
    2. Brent Steven Snyder
    3. Shawna Rene Meyer
    3 lawyer answers

    If they are represented by an attorney, then you should be dealing with their attorney, unless you too are represented. You should get the agreement drafted and signed by both parties, along with a covenant and/or stipulated judgment. Their attorney should draft these. If you do not have these, then I would make sure that you arrive in court at the appointed time to ensure that they do not try to get a default judgment against you.

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