2017 ORS 656.990¹
Penalties

(1) Any person who knowingly makes any false statement or representation to the Workers’ Compensation Board or its employees, the Workers’ Compensation Board chairperson, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services or employees of the director, the insurer or self-insured employer for the purpose of obtaining any benefit or payment under this chapter, either for self or any other person, or who knowingly misrepresents to the board, the board chairperson, the director or the corporation or any of their representatives the amount of a payroll, or who knowingly submits a false payroll report to the board, the board chairperson, the director or the corporation, commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) Violation of ORS 656.052 (Prohibition against employment without coverage) is a Class D violation. Each day during which an employer engages in any subject occupation in violation of ORS 656.052 (Prohibition against employment without coverage) constitutes a separate offense.

(3) Violation of ORS 656.056 (Subject employers must post notice of manner of compliance) is a Class D violation.

(4) The individual refusing to keep the payroll in accordance with ORS 656.726 (Duties and powers to carry out workers’ compensation and occupational safety laws) or 656.758 (Inspection of books, records and payrolls) when demanded by the director or corporation commits a Class C misdemeanor.

(5) Failure on the part of an employer to send the signed payroll statement required by ORS 656.504 (Rates, charges, fees and reports by employers insured by State Accident Insurance Fund Corporation) within 30 days after receipt of notice by the director or corporation is a Class A misdemeanor.

(6) Violation of ORS 656.560 (Default in payment of premiums, fees, assessments or deposit) (4) is a Class D violation. [Amended by 1959 c.450 §9; 1965 c.285 §93; 1977 c.804 §33; 1981 c.535 §48; 1981 c.854 §56; 1985 c.770 §9; 1990 c.2 §44; 1999 c.876 §10; 1999 c.1051 §216; 2011 c.597 §268]

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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).
 
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.