2017 ORS 656.132¹
Coverage of minors

(1) A minor working at an age legally permitted under the laws of this state is considered sui juris for the purpose of this chapter. No other person shall have any cause of action or right to compensation for an injury to such minor worker, except as expressly provided in this chapter, but in the event of a lump-sum payment becoming due under this chapter to such minor worker, the control and management of any sum so paid shall be within the jurisdiction of the courts as in the case of other property of minors.

(2) If an employer subject to this chapter in good faith employed a minor under the age permitted by law, believing the minor to be of lawful age, and the minor sustains an injury or suffers death in such employment, the minor is conclusively presumed to have accepted the provisions of this chapter. The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may determine conclusively the good faith of such employer unless the employer possessed at the time of the accident resulting in such injury or death a certificate from some duly constituted authority of this state authorizing the employment of the minor in the work in which the minor was then engaged. Such certificate is conclusive evidence of the good faith of such employer.

(3) If the employer holds no such certificate and the director finds that the employer did not employ such minor in good faith, the minor is entitled to the benefits of this chapter, but the employer shall pay to the Consumer and Business Services Fund by way of penalty a sum equal to 25 percent of the amount paid out or set apart under such statutes on account of the injury or death of such minor, but such penalty shall be not less than $100 nor exceed $500. [Amended by 1959 c.448 §13; 1985 c.212 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Employ­ment of mi­nor in bad faith does not defeat exclusivity of workers’ compensa­tion remedy for injury. Rangel v. Denton Plastics, Inc., 148 Or App 328, 939 P2d 644 (1997)

Law Review Cita­tions

55 OLR 432-445 (1976); 16 WLR 519 (1979); 22 WLR 559 (1986)

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Notes of Decisions

Party having af­firm­a­tive of any issue must prove it by preponderance of evidence unless legislature fixes some different quantum of proof. Hutcheson v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 288 Or 51, 602 P2d 268 (1979)

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion generally apply to pending cases and to orders still ap­pealable on June 7, 1995, effective date. Volk v. America West Air­lines, 135 Or App 565, 899 P2d 746 (1995), Sup Ct review denied

Amend­ments to existing statutes and enact­ment of addi­tional statutes by 1995 legisla­tion do not extend or shorten procedural time limita­tions with regard to ac­tions taken prior to June 7, 1995, effective date. Motel 6 v. McMasters, 135 Or App 583, 899 P2d 1212 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Benefit unavailability for inmates engaged in prison work programs, (1996) Vol 48, p 134

Law Review Cita­tions

24 WLR 321, 341 (1988); 32 WLR 217 (1996)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 656—Workers’ Compensation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 656, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano656.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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