ORS 657.720¹
Cooperation with federal agencies, political subdivisions or private organizations in maintaining public employment service

(1) The Director of the Employment Department is designated and constituted the agency of this state for the purpose of the Wagner-Peyser Act. The director shall cooperate with all authorities of the United States having powers and duties under the Wagner-Peyser Act and do and perform all things necessary to secure to this state the benefits of the Wagner-Peyser Act in the promotion and maintenance of a system of public employment offices.

(2) The director may cooperate with or enter into agreements with the Railroad Retirement Board with respect to the establishment, maintenance and use of free public employment service facilities. For the purpose of establishing and maintaining free public employment service the director may enter into agreements with the Railroad Retirement Board or any other agency of the United States charged with the administration of an unemployment insurance law, with any political subdivision of this state, or with any private nonprofit organization, and as a part of any such agreement may accept moneys, services or quarters as a contribution to the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund.

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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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