2017 ORS 657.825¹
Expenditure of federal funds
  • restitution of moneys lost or improperly expended

(1) All moneys in the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund which are received from the federal government or any agency thereof or which are appropriated by this state for the purposes described in ORS 657.820 (Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund) shall be expended solely for the purposes and in the amounts found necessary by the Secretary of Labor for the proper and efficient administration of this chapter.

(2) If any moneys received for the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund under title III of the Social Security Act or the Wagner-Peyser Act are found by the Secretary of Labor, because of any action or contingency, to have been lost or been expended for purposes other than, or in amounts in excess of, those found necessary by the Secretary of Labor for the proper administration of this chapter, it is the policy of this state that such moneys shall be replaced by moneys appropriated for such purpose from the General Fund of this state to the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund for expenditure as provided in ORS 657.820 (Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund). Upon receipt of notice of such a finding by the Secretary of Labor, the Director of the Employment Department promptly shall report the amount required for such replacement to the Governor. The Governor shall, at the earliest opportunity, submit to the legislature a request for the appropriation of such amount. This section shall not be construed to relieve this state of its obligations with respect to funds received prior to July 1, 1941, pursuant to title III of the Social Security Act. [Amended by 1969 c.703 §2]

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.