Possibly. If the court determines that you were an owner of the company, it is possible, but unlikely that you could obtain wages. If the court determines that you were not an owner of the business, it may be possible to recover unpaid wages. If you were an employee and not an owner, then the court will be called upon to deterine (1) whetehr you worked, (2) how much you worked, (3) what your agreement for wages was, and (4) whether the agreement complied with Oregon and federal minimum wage laws.
In addition to unpaid wages, you may be able to recover penalties for any wages, minimum wages, overtime wages that was earned within the statutory period of time. Finally, you may be able to recover your attorney fees and costs in prosecuting such a claim.
Some firms offer free consultation and take wage cases on a contingency fee, essentially being paid to win.
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I agree with my colleague's response, as it certainly seems that you have a viable claim one way or another. There are statutory time limitations on such claims, however, so you'd be well advised to pursue them sooner rather than later.
If you haven't already, you should consult with your divorce attorney about all of these issues, as a thorough understanding and valuation of the claim(s) is necessary, whether you attempt to pursue the employment related matters independently or whether they're pursued as part of the divorce proceedings (the latter being somewhat more typical).
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