ORS 657.657¹
Acquisition of land and offices

(1) Subject to the approval of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Director of the Employment Department may acquire by purchase office buildings, make alterations, modifications or additions thereto, and purchase land and construct thereon office buildings suitable for use as local offices of the Director of the Employment Department. The Director of the Employment Department, with the approval of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may acquire by purchase office space for the central offices of the Employment Department and may expend such funds as may be necessary for the administration of such offices.

(2) Any agreement made for the purchase of property pursuant to this section shall be further subject to the approval of the Governor and shall not subject the state to liability for payment of the purchase price or any part or portion thereof except from moneys allocated to the state by the United States Department of Labor for the administration of this chapter.

(3) If the premises are purchased pursuant to this section, the Director of the Employment Department shall be housed therein, or if it is desirable to move a local employment service office so housed, other substantially similar space will be furnished by the state to the director without further payment therefor by the United States. [1957 c.609 §5; 1959 c.597 §1; 1961 c.490 §5; 1969 c.597 §185]

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).
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. Currency Information