ORS 657.179¹
Eligibility of individuals participating in certain federally approved training

(1) Notwithstanding provisions of this chapter relating to being available for work, actively seeking work or refusing to accept work, an unemployed individual otherwise eligible for unemployment insurance benefits shall not be denied benefits because the individual is in training approved under Section 236 (a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974; nor shall such individual be denied benefits by reason of leaving work to enter such training if the work left is not suitable work.

(2) As used in this section "suitable work" means work of a substantially equal or higher skill level than the individual’s past adversely affected employment (as defined for purposes of the Trade Act of 1974). Such work must pay wages which equal or exceed 80 percent of the individual’s average weekly wage as determined for the purposes of the Trade Act of 1974. [1982 s.s.1 c.30 §7]

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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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