2017 ORS 657.775¹
Cooperation with other states on reciprocal basis for collection of contributions

(1) The courts of the State of Oregon shall recognize and enforce the liability for unemployment insurance contributions imposed by other states which extend a like comity to this state, and officials of such other states may initiate civil proceedings in the courts of this state to enforce the collection of such contributions. The certificate of the Secretary of State of such other states that such officials have the authority to collect the contributions is conclusive evidence of such authority.

(2) The Attorney General is empowered to initiate and prosecute civil proceedings in the courts of other states by and in the name of the Director of the Employment Department to enforce the liability for unemployment insurance contributions imposed by the State of Oregon, and may also initiate and prosecute civil proceedings in this state as agent for and on behalf of any other state to enforce liability for unemployment insurance contributions due such state if the state extends a like comity to the State of Oregon. The compensation for the services of the Attorney General rendered on behalf of other states under this section shall be paid from moneys appropriated to the Employment Department for administrative expenditures. The compensation for similar officers of other states for services rendered on behalf of this state under this section shall be paid by such other state. However, all other expenses of civil proceedings under this section shall be paid by the state, officer or agency thereof at whose request such proceedings were initiated.

(3) The Attorney General, with the approval of the director, may employ a special assistant under ORS 180.140 (Other assistants) (5) to initiate and prosecute civil proceedings in other states to enforce liability for unemployment contributions imposed by the State of Oregon and nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the officials of other states from employing any member of the Oregon State Bar to initiate and prosecute civil proceedings in this state to enforce liability for unemployment insurance imposed by such other states.

(4) As used in this section, “contributions” includes interest and penalties imposed pursuant to an unemployment insurance statute. [1963 c.453 §2; 1983 c.740 §247]

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.