ORS 657.575¹
Repayment of default by nonprofit employing unit
  • conditions

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, when a nonprofit employing unit is found by the Director of the Employment Department to be in default with respect to payment of taxes required by this chapter, the nonprofit employing unit may elect to satisfy the deficiency together with any interest and penalties thereon, by making reimbursement payments into the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund in an amount equivalent to the amount of regular benefits and one-half of extended benefits paid out to claimants who, during the period of noncompliance with this chapter, were paid wages by such nonprofit employing unit. However, the election to make reimbursement payments may not be made if the director finds that any part of the deficiency is due to an intent to postpone or avoid either payment of taxes due the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund or the election to make reimbursement payments pursuant to ORS 657.505 (Payment of and liability for taxes) (8).

(2) Reimbursement payments made pursuant to this section shall be deemed to satisfy any deficiency, together with any interest and penalties thereon. If a nonprofit employing unit elects to make reimbursement payments under this section, any payments previously made to satisfy that deficiency shall be credited to the reimbursement payments for which the nonprofit employing unit is liable. If all liabilities for benefit payments to claimants are met, any payments in excess of the reimbursement payments required, together with any interest and penalties thereon, shall be refunded to the nonprofit employing unit. [1989 c.329 §2; 2005 c.218 §18]


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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 657, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano657.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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