ORS 657.375¹
Plan applications
  • approval by director

(1) An employer wishing to participate in the shared work unemployment benefit program shall submit a signed, written shared work plan to the Director of the Employment Department for approval. The director shall give written approval of a shared work plan only if it:

(a) Specifies the employees in the affected group.

(b) Applies to only one affected group.

(c) Includes a certified statement by the employer that each individual specified in the affected group is an affected employee.

(d) Includes a certified statement by the employer that for the duration of the plan the reduction in the normal weekly hours of work of the employees in the affected group is instead of layoffs which otherwise would result in at least as large a reduction in the total normal weekly hours of work.

(e) Specifies an expiration date which is no more than one year from the date the employer submits the plan for approval.

(f) Specifies the manner in which the employer will treat fringe benefits of the employees in the affected group.

(g) Is approved in writing by the collective bargaining agent for each collective bargaining agreement which covers any employee in the affected group.

(2) The director shall establish the beginning and ending dates of an approved shared work plan.

(3) The director shall approve or disapprove the plan within 15 days of its receipt. The director shall notify the employer of the reasons for disapproval of a shared work plan within 10 days of such determination. Determinations of the director shall be final and are not subject to review by any court or other administrative body.

(4) Disapproval of a plan may be reconsidered upon application of the employer or at the discretion of the director. Approval of a shared work plan may be revoked by the director when it is established that such approval was based, in whole or in part, upon information contained therein which is either false or substantially misleading. [1982 s.s.1 c.2 §9; 1993 c.778 §21]

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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