ORS 657.044¹
  • service by partners and corporate officers and directors who are family members excluded
  • exceptions

(1) As used in this chapter, "employment" does not include service performed for:

(a) A corporation by corporate officers who are directors of the corporation, who have a substantial ownership interest in the corporation and who are members of the same family if the corporation elects not to provide coverage for those individuals. The election shall be in writing and shall be effective on the first day of the calendar quarter in which the request was submitted.

(b) A limited liability company by a member, including members who are managers, as defined in ORS 63.001 (Definitions).

(c) A limited liability partnership by a partner as described in ORS chapter 67.

(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to service performed for:

(a) A nonprofit employing unit;

(b) This state;

(c) A political subdivision of this state; or

(d) An Indian tribe.

(3) As used in this section, "members of the same family" means persons who are members of a family as parents, stepparents, grandparents, spouses, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers, sisters, children, stepchildren, adopted children or grandchildren. [1995 c.220 §2; 1997 c.646 §15; 1999 c.59 §195; 2001 c.572 §3; 2003 c.792 §1; 2005 c.218 §9]

Notes of Decisions

Individual who is sole owner and director of corpora­tion does not qualify as "family." Employ­ment Depart­ment v. Stock Secrets, Inc., 210 Or App 426, 150 P3d 1090 (2007)

Chapter 657

Notes of Decisions

An individual who performs services for remunera­tion is an employee, and per­son or organiza­tion for whom services are performed is an employer under terms of Employ­ment Division Law even if remunera­tion is paid indirectly rather than directly unless employer shows that some statutory exclusion applies. Lectro Lift, Inc. v. Morgan, 14 Or App 316, 513 P2d 526 (1973)

Mere act of incorporating as professional corpora­tion does not, by itself, create employer-employee rela­tionship for purposes of this chapter. Peterson v. Employ­ment Division, 82 Or App 371, 728 P2d 95 (1986)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Determining employer of musicians' group, (1972) Vol 35, p 1306

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 657—Unemployment Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors657.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 657, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­657ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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