2015 ORS 657.630¹
Quasi-judicial powers in administrative hearings

The Director of the Employment Department may act in the director’s own behalf or by any of the duly authorized agents or assistants of the director in the following:

(1) To hold sessions at any place within the state.

(2) To administer oaths.

(3) To issue and serve by the director’s representative, or by any sheriff, subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, contracts, books, accounts, documents and testimony. The director may require the attendance and testimony of employers, their officers and representatives before any hearing of the director and the production by employers of books, records, papers and documents without payment or tender of witness fees on account of that attendance.

(4) Generally to provide for the taking of testimony and for the recording of proceedings held in accordance with this chapter. [Amended by 1957 c.699 §10; 1985 c.404 §5; 1999 c.849 §§140,141; 2003 c.75 §53]

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 657, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano657.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.