2017 ORS 657.679¹
Determination that employing unit or employment is subject to this chapter
  • notice
  • application for hearing

A determination of the Director of the Employment Department or the authorized representative of the director:

(1) As to whether an employing unit is an employer subject to this chapter, or

(2) That services performed by an individual for an employer liable for reimbursement payments in lieu of taxes is employment subject to this chapter,

shall become final 20 days after written notice of the determination is mailed to the last-known address of the employing unit of record with the director unless within such time the employing unit files an application with the director for a hearing with respect thereto as provided in ORS 657.683 (Hearings on actions under ORS 657.480, 657.679, 657.681 and 657.682). [1963 c.354 §2 (657.552 (Limitations on notices of assessment and on actions to collect contributions, interest and penalties), 657.652 (Certificate as evidence in proceeding), 657.679 (Determination that employing unit or employment is subject to this chapter), 657.681 (Computation and assessment of employer contributions and interest) and 657.683 (Hearings on actions under ORS 657.480, 657.679, 657.681 and 657.682) enacted in lieu of 657.472, 657.512, 657.550 and 657.672); 1975 c.156 §4; 1977 c.538 §11]

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.