ORS 652.400¹
Deposit of moneys in Wage Collection Account
  • payment to persons entitled thereto

Subject to ORS 652.390 (Deduction of costs from wage claims), all moneys collected on civil judgments pursuant to ORS 652.330 (Powers and duties of commissioner in enforcing wage claims), or as a result of administrative proceedings pursuant to ORS 652.332 (Administrative proceeding for wage claim collection), shall be paid to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries and, together with all other sums collected under ORS 652.310 (Definitions of employer and employee) to 652.414 (Procedure for payment from fund), be deposited in the State Treasury to become part of a special trust account to be known as the Wage Collection Account, which account is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned by the account shall be credited to the account. All moneys in the Wage Collection Account are appropriated continuously for the purpose of payment to the persons entitled thereto. [Amended by 1957 c.465 §8; 1979 c.695 §5; 1989 c.966 §65; 2011 c.597 §263]

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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