2017 ORS 657.370¹
Definitions for ORS 657.370 to 657.390

As used in ORS 657.370 (Definitions for ORS 657.370 to 657.390) to 657.390 (Employer charged for benefits in same manner as for regular or extended benefits), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Affected employee” means an individual who was continuously employed as a member of the affected group, by the shared work employer, for six months on a full-time basis or for one year on a part-time basis, but not on a seasonal, temporary or intermittent basis, immediately preceding the submission by the employer of the shared work plan.

(2) “Affected group” means three or more employees designated by the employer to participate in a shared work plan.

(3) “Approved shared work plan” or “approved plan” means an employer’s shared work plan that meets the requirements of ORS 657.375 (Plan applications).

(4) “Normal weekly hours of work” means the number of hours in a week that the employee normally would work for the shared work employer or 40 hours, whichever is less.

(5) “Shared work employer” means an employer with a shared work plan in effect.

(6) “Shared work plan” or “plan” means an employer’s voluntary, written plan for reducing unemployment, under which a specified group of employees shares the work remaining after their normal weekly hours of work are reduced. [1982 s.s.1 c.2 §8; 2007 c.71 §212; 2013 c.704 §2]

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

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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.