ORS 657.695¹
Employment Department Advisory Council
  • members
  • compensation and expenses

(1) To assist the Director of the Employment Department in the effective development of policies and programs with respect to unemployment insurance and employment service and in securing to this state the benefits of the Wagner-Peyser Act, and particularly with respect to carrying out ORS 657.615 (Investigations and recommendations to legislature), there hereby is created an advisory council within the Employment Department to be known as the Employment Department Advisory Council.

(2) The members of the council shall be appointed by the Governor and shall be composed of men and women representing employers and employees in equal numbers, and representatives of the public who shall elect their chairperson. The director shall serve as an ex officio member of the council.

(3) The members of the council shall be appointed for a term of two years and are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). Members of the council or other committees appointed pursuant to this section and ORS 657.700 (Special councils for program development) shall be reimbursed from the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund. [Formerly 657.675; 1969 c.314 §70; 1969 c.597 §188; 1997 c.57 §1]

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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