ORS 658.015¹
Exemptions from ORS 658.005 to 658.245

(1) ORS 658.005 (Definitions for ORS 658.005 to 658.245) to 658.245 (Actions upon agency bonds or letters of credit) do not apply to labor contractors subject to ORS 658.405 (Definitions for ORS 658.405 to 658.511) to 658.511 (Wage claim against property services contractor or construction labor contractor).

(2) ORS 658.005 (Definitions for ORS 658.005 to 658.245) to 658.245 (Actions upon agency bonds or letters of credit) do not apply to any nonprofit organization or corporation organized for the purpose of economic adjustment, civic betterment and the giving of professional guidance and placement to its members, when all of the following requirements are met:

(a) None of its directors, officers or employees are deriving any profit beyond a nominal salary for services performed on its behalf.

(b) Membership dues and fees are used solely for the maintenance of the organization or corporation.

(c) No fee is charged for employment services.

(d) On request of the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, the organization or corporation files with the commissioner, on or before the first day of April of each year, a copy of its constitution or articles of incorporation and its bylaws, together with a sworn statement setting forth its place of business; the names and addresses of its officers, directors and employees, the salaries they receive and the services they actually perform; and the various benefits furnished to its members.

(3) As used in subsection (2) of this section:

(a) “Civic betterment” means the promotion of the common good and general welfare of the people of this state or any political subdivision therein.

(b) “Economic adjustment” means the promotion of a program by which individuals are helped to acquire new professional skills, add to their existing professional skills or change their type of profession.

(4) ORS 658.005 (Definitions for ORS 658.005 to 658.245) to 658.245 (Actions upon agency bonds or letters of credit) do not apply to a bona fide labor organization of workers or a nonprofit organization or corporation that has been formed in good faith for the regulation, promotion and advancement of the general professional interests of its members and that incidentally maintains a placement service principally engaged in securing employment for such members. [1953 c.694 §25; 1959 c.395 §16; 1961 c.380 §2; 1973 c.678 §2; 1979 c.224 §3; 1981 c.318 §3; 1987 c.306 §4; 1995 c.343 §55; 2013 c.584 §2]

Notes of Decisions

Employer-fee-paid per­sonnel referral services are “employ­ment agencies.” Murphy v. Niesen, 19 Or App 292, 527 P2d 736 (1974)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Require­ment that rehabilita­tion services agency obtain private employ­ment agency license, (1981) Vol 41, p 360

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 658—Employment Agencies; Farm Labor Contractors and Construction Labor Contractors; Farmworker Camps, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors658.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 658, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano658.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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