2017 ORS 657.830¹
State Treasurer as custodian of funds

(1) The State Treasurer shall be the custodian of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund and the Unemployment Compensation Benefit Fund.

(2) After clearance thereof, the State Treasurer immediately shall deposit all moneys specified in ORS 657.805 (Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund) which are received from all sources as an accretion to the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, with the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States as custodian of the trust fund created by the federal Social Security Act.

(3) All moneys specified in ORS 657.822 (Employment Department Special Administrative Fund) shall be deposited in the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund only for purposes of clearance. After clearance thereof, the State Treasurer immediately shall deposit all such moneys, less refunds made pursuant to the provisions of ORS 657.510 (Refunds), in the Employment Department Special Administrative Fund.

(4) Refunds payable pursuant to ORS 657.510 (Refunds) may be paid upon warrants issued by the State Treasurer under direction of the administrator from the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund or the Employment Department Special Administrative Fund, as appropriate. [Amended by 1965 c.359 §8; 1967 c.435 §10; 1981 c.189 §3; 1995 c.37 §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 (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.