2017 ORS 653.040¹
Powers of commissioner
  • rules

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, in addition to the commissioner’s other powers, may:

(1) Investigate and ascertain the wages of persons employed in any occupation or place of employment in the state.

(2) Require from an employer statements, including sworn statements, with respect to wages, hours, names and addresses and such other information pertaining to the employer’s employees or their employment as the commissioner considers necessary to carry out ORS 653.010 (Definitions for ORS 653.010 to 653.261) to 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions).

(3) Make such rules as the commissioner considers appropriate to carry out the purposes of ORS 653.010 (Definitions for ORS 653.010 to 653.261) to 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions), or necessary to prevent the circumvention or evasion of ORS 653.010 (Definitions for ORS 653.010 to 653.261) to 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions) and to establish and safeguard the minimum wage rates provided for under ORS 653.010 (Definitions for ORS 653.010 to 653.261) to 653.261 (Minimum employment conditions). [1967 c.596 §8; 1985 c.99 §4; 2003 c.2 §2; 2005 c.22 §458]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Jurisdic­tion of Wage and Hour Commission, (1974) Vol 37, p 163

Notes of Decisions

Person is employee for purposes of min­i­mum wage law if suffered or permitted to work. State ex rel Roberts v. Bomareto Ent., Inc., 153 Or App 183, 956 P2d 254 (1998), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Commission authority to prescribe rest periods for excluded employes, (1972) Vol 35, p 1112

Chapter 653

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Wage and Hour Commission jurisdic­tion to regulate govern­mental entity’s employ­ment of mi­nors, (1979) Vol 39, p 489

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 653—Minimum Wages; Employment Conditions; Minors, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 653, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano653.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.