ORS 657.601¹
Employment Department

There is established an Employment Department. The department shall:

(1) Administer the unemployment insurance laws of this state to support Oregonians during periods of unemployment;

(2) Provide for the operation of a statewide employment service, including the establishment and maintenance of a system of public employment offices to promote employment of Oregonians;

(3) Provide oversight, operation and management of a statewide comprehensive labor market and occupational supply and demand information system to assist in the development of a diversified, multiskilled workforce; and

(4) Provide child care advocacy, coordination of child care policy and planning, technical assistance to child care providers and certification of child care facilities to assist the employment of Oregonians and insure the health and well-being of the future workforce. [1969 c.597 §176; 1993 c.344 §4(1); part renumbered 657A.010 (Child Care Division) in 1993; 1995 c.278 §57]

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