ORS 657.337¹

(1) The state’s economic stability is often threatened when workers are being displaced from the workforce and the workers and their families face hardship and serious social and health problems.

(2) The policy of the state is to promote workforce development by providing eligible dislocated workers with unemployment compensation and related benefits while they are receiving professional technical training so that they can continue to care for their families and obtain employment.

(3) The Employment Department and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development will implement the necessary strategies, systems and structures that will provide consolidated, streamlined delivery of these services to dislocated workers.

(4) It is the policy of the state to encourage the movement of workers into higher wage jobs.

(5) It is the policy of the state to make the best use of currently existing service delivery vehicles, training programs and assessment devices to provide services to eligible dislocated workers.

(6) In order to assist eligible dislocated workers to continue or complete professional technical training, individuals who meet the requirements of ORS 657.335 (Definitions for ORS 657.335 to 657.360) to 657.360 (When employer charged for benefits) are eligible for supplemental benefits as provided in ORS 657.340 (Eligibility for benefits). [Formerly 657.330; 1991 c.685 §5; 1993 c.624 §2; 1993 c.765 §12; 1995 c.495 §1; 1997 c.61 §9; 2001 c.684 §29; 2001 c.866 §1; 2003 c.536 §2; 2005 c.174 §1]

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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information