2017 ORS 657.710¹
Free public employment offices
  • contracts relating to workforce development system
  • public agencies to provide information on job vacancies

(1) The Director of the Employment Department shall establish and maintain such free public employment offices, including such branch or affiliate offices, as may be necessary for the proper administration of this chapter and for participation in Oregon’s workforce development system.

(2) The director may enter into such contracts or memoranda of understanding with designated workforce development system partners, including but not limited to other states and governments, government entities, state agencies, units of local government, intergovernmental entities, community colleges and persons, as appropriate to administer the workforce development system.

(3) The director may enter into contracts or memoranda of understanding to share confidential information as authorized under federal law and regulations for purposes of a national performance accounting system, including receiving and making available wage records to the extent the wage records are required by another state to carry out that state’s workforce development system performance plan.

(4) All moneys made available by or received by the state for the Oregon State Employment Service shall be paid to and expended from the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund.

(5) Each contracting agency shall provide to the director timely information pertinent to all existing job vacancies over which the contracting agency exercises employment control and for which there will be open recruitment. Such information shall be made available to the public by the director. As used in this subsection, “contracting agency” has the meaning given that term in ORS 279A.010 (Definitions for Public Contracting Code). [Amended by 1969 c.597 §190; 1983 c.339 §1; 2001 c.684 §34; 2003 c.794 §312; 2017 c.185 §19; 2017 c.297 §26]

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.