Consult with an attorney who practices employment law. If you were denied wages, you may be entitled to remedies above and beyond what you can get in small claims court.
If the work was done in Oregon, you should be able to sue in Oregon. But check with an attorney first, in private.
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Generally speaking, if you worked for a company in Oregon, and you were based in Oregon, then you can sue for any unpaid wages, and penalty wages. (that is what we call the 8 hours per day penalty). There may be other wage issues that you can sue for. In addition to the wages and penalties, you may be entitled to recover your attorney fees should you choose to retain one. Some firms offer a free consultation and take wage and hour claims on a contingency fee basis, essentially being paid by your employer to win your case.
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Try also contacting the local state labor board office. State's labor board are there to protect their state employees, regardless of where the employer is based.
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