ORS 652.333¹
Wage claims against licensed construction contractors and businesses
  • notice requirements

(1)(a) If the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries receives a valid wage claim filed against a contractor or a business subject to licensing under ORS chapter 701 for unpaid wages, the commissioner shall notify the Construction Contractors Board and the contractor or the business of the claim within 30 days of the commissioner’s receipt of the claim.

(b) If wages are found due and the contractor or business fails to pay the unpaid wages upon demand, the commissioner shall serve upon the contractor or business an order of determination as prescribed under ORS 652.332 (Administrative proceeding for wage claim collection).

(2)(a) If an order issued under ORS 652.332 (Administrative proceeding for wage claim collection) for the payment of a wage claim described under subsection (1) of this section becomes final, the commissioner shall notify the board of the final order.

(b) The commissioner shall notify the board if the contractor or business fails to pay the amounts due pursuant to the final order within 60 days of the date of the order, unless a motion to stay the order is pending or has been granted by the commissioner under ORS 183.482 (Jurisdiction for review of contested cases).

(3) As used in this section, “contractor” has the meaning given that term in ORS 701.005 (Definitions). [2019 c.444 §2]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Validity of 10-hour day, 40-hour week without overtime in public employ­ment, (1972) Vol 35, p 1083

Notes of Decisions

Where employer was charged with crim­i­nal viola­tion of Massachusetts pay­ment of wages statute for failing to pay discharged employees for their unused vaca­tion time, employer’s policy of paying discharged employees for unused vaca­tion time was not “employee welfare benefits plan” under sec­tion 3 (1) of Employee Retire­ment Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and crim­i­nal ac­tion to enforce that policy is therefore not foreclosed by sec­tion 514 (a) of ERISA. Massachusetts v. Morash, 490 U.S. 107, 109 S. Ct. 1668, 104 L.Ed 98 (1989)

It is unnecessary to imply private right of ac­tion for employee against secured creditor in pos­ses­sion under ORS 652.310 (Definitions of employer and employee) to 652.405 (Disposition of wages collected by commissioner when payment cannot be made to person entitled thereto) when to do so would render pro­vi­sions of ORS 652.110 (Method of paying employees) to 652.250 (Public employee’s wages as affected by absence to engage in search or rescue operation) superfluous. Stout v. Citicorp Industrial Credit, Inc., 102 Or App 637, 796 P2d 373 (1990), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 652—Hours; Wages; Wage Claims; Records, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors652.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 652, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano652.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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