2017 ORS 657.184¹
Benefits payable for service by aliens

Benefits shall not be paid on the basis of services performed by an alien unless such alien is an individual who was lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence at the time such services were performed, was lawfully present for purposes of performing such services, or was permanently residing in the United States under color of law at the time such services were performed, including an alien who was lawfully present in the United States as a result of the application of the provisions of section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. [1977 c.241 §5; 1987 c.124 §1; 1991 c.685 §9]

Notes of Decisions

Foreign na­tional who has pending applica­tion for permanent residence and to whom INS has granted privilege of voluntary departure, regularly renewable until resolu­tion of applica­tion for permanent residence, is permanently residing in United States under color of law and is entitled to have earnings credited to eligibility for unemploy­ment compensa­tion. Rubio v. Employ­ment Division, 66 Or App 525, 674 P2d 1201 (1984)

Color of law analysis is focused on govern­ment agency and color of law will be found where either agency has taken af­firm­a­tive ac­tion or policy exists prohibiting deporta­tion. Gillar v. Employ­ment Division, 300 Or 672, 717 P2d 131 (1986)

Alien is “permanently residing in the United States” when alien has filed applica­tion which is indefinite in nature, has inten­tion of remaining in this country and has significant ties to this country. Gillar v. Employ­ment Division, 300 Or 672, 717 P2d 131 (1986)

Chapter 657

Notes of Decisions

An individual who performs services for remunera­tion is an employee, and per­son or organiza­tion for whom services are performed is an employer under terms of Employ­ment Division Law even if remunera­tion is paid indirectly rather than directly unless employer shows that some statutory exclusion applies. Lectro Lift, Inc. v. Morgan, 14 Or App 316, 513 P2d 526 (1973)

Mere act of incorporating as professional corpora­tion does not, by itself, create employer-employee rela­tionship for purposes of this chapter. Peterson v. Employ­ment Division, 82 Or App 371, 728 P2d 95 (1986)

Determina­tion of whether claimant is qualified for benefits is made by reference to ORS 657.150 (Amount of benefits) and 657.155 (Benefit eligibility conditions), which require determina­tion of amount of work that claimant performed in “employ­ment” as defined in ORS chapter 657, which, in turn means that exclusions from “employ­ment” set out in ORS 657.040 (Employment) through 657.094 (Employment) must be considered. May Trucking Co. v. Employ­ment Dept., 251 Or App 555, 284 P3d 553 (2012)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Determining employer of musicians’ group, (1972) Vol 35, p 1306

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 657—Unemployment Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors657.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 657, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano657.­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.