2017 ORS 657.331¹
“Additional benefits” and “additional benefit period” defined

(1) As used in ORS 657.331 (“Additional benefits” and “additional benefit period” defined) to 657.334 (Limitation on period for which benefits paid):

(a) “Additional benefits” means benefits totally financed by the state and payable under this chapter to exhaustees by reason of conditions of high unemployment.

(b) “Additional benefit period” means a period not within an extended benefit period that:

(A) Begins with the third week after a week for which there is a state additional benefits “on” indicator; and

(B)(i) Ends with the second week after the first week for which there is a state “on” indicator as defined in ORS 657.321 (Definitions for ORS 657.321 to 657.329) (3)(c); or

(ii) If there is no “on” indicator, ends with the third week after the first week for which there is a state additional benefits “off” indicator or the seventh consecutive week of such period, whichever occurs later.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1)(b) of this section, no additional benefit period may begin by reason of a state additional benefit “on” indicator before the eighth week following the end of a prior additional benefit period which was in effect with respect to this state.

(3) There is a state additional benefit “on” indicator for any week for which the Director of the Employment Department determines that for the period consisting of such week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, the rate of insured unemployment (not seasonally adjusted) equaled or exceeded 4.5 percent.

(4) There is a state additional benefits “off” indicator for any week for which the director determines that, for the period consisting of such week and the immediately preceding 12 weeks, the rate of insured unemployment (not seasonally adjusted) was less than 4.5 percent.

(5) For purposes of this section, “rate of insured unemployment” has the same meaning as provided in ORS 657.321 (Definitions for ORS 657.321 to 657.329) (6). [1983 c.818 §§4,5; 1985 c.194 §2; 2003 c.14 §402; 2007 c.71 §211]

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.