2017 ORS 408.497¹
Preference in private employment

(1) As used in this section, “service” and “uniformed service” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 659A.082 (Discrimination against person for service in uniformed service prohibited).

(2) A private, nonpublic employer may give preference in the hiring and promotion of employees to:

(a) A person who is performing, or has performed, service in the uniformed service;

(b) If a person has performed service in the uniformed service and has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as the result of enemy action or a service-related accident, the spouse of the person; and

(c) The widow or widower of a person who performed service in the uniformed service. [2014 c.86 §2]

Note: 408.497 (Preference in private employment) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 408 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 408—Miscellaneous Benefits for Veterans and Service Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors408.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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.