2017 ORS 657.513¹
Political subdivision contribution payments from Local Government Employer Benefit Trust Fund

(1) A political subdivision required to make payments into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund under ORS 657.505 (Payment of and liability for taxes) may request the Director of the Employment Department to pay on behalf of the political subdivision such amounts as the political subdivision is required to pay into the fund. The employer may request the director to pay on its behalf such amounts as the political subdivision is required to pay into the fund. This request must be filed with the director by January 31 of any year in order to be effective July 1 of that year.

(2) A request shall continue until canceled but shall be for a period of not less than two years. A political subdivision may cancel its request by filing a written notice of its intention to cancel with the director by January 31 of the year in which the cancellation is to be effective. A cancellation shall be effective only on June 30 of a year. The political subdivision shall be responsible for paying into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund any amounts paid out to claimants after the effective date of a cancellation and attributable to base period wages paid by the political subdivision during a period it was subject to the provisions of ORS 293.701 (Definitions for ORS 293.701 to 293.857), 294.725 (Definitions for ORS 294.725 to 294.755) to 294.755 (Payment on quarterly basis), 657.505 (Payment of and liability for taxes) or this section.

(3) The director may for good cause extend the period within which a request or cancellation of a request must be filed for an additional 30 days.

(4) The director shall pay into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund from the Local Government Employer Benefit Trust Fund such amounts of benefits that are paid to claimants during the period the political subdivision is a participant in the Local Government Employer Benefit Trust Fund created by ORS 294.730 (Fund created). Benefits paid to claimants during a period when the political subdivision is not a participant shall be reimbursed directly to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund by the political subdivision. [1977 c.491 §2; 1989 c.135 §6; 1995 c.79 §333]

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.