ORS 658.407¹
Administration and enforcement of ORS 658.405 to 658.511
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The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall administer and enforce ORS 658.405 (Definitions for ORS 658.405 to 658.511) to 658.511 (Wage claim against property services contractor or construction labor contractor), and in so doing shall:

(1) Investigate and attempt to adjust equitably controversies between labor contractors and their workers with respect to claims arising under ORS 658.415 (Application for license) (3) or 658.419 (Proof of financial responsibility from agricultural associations and certain nonprofit corporations).

(2) Take appropriate action to establish the liability or lack thereof of the labor contractor for wages of the employees of the labor contractor and if appropriate proof exists of liability for wages the commissioner shall pay the same or such part thereof as the commissioner has funds on deposit or cause the surety company to forthwith pay the entire liability or such part thereof as the sums due under the bond will permit.

(3) Adopt appropriate rules to administer ORS 658.405 (Definitions for ORS 658.405 to 658.511) to 658.511 (Wage claim against property services contractor or construction labor contractor). [1971 c.479 §2; 1973 c.401 §1; 1975 c.502 §2; 1989 c.164 §10; 1991 c.331 §99; 1995 c.73 §6; 1999 c.628 §7; 2013 c.584 §3]

Notes of Decisions

Where parties to contract were domiciled and contracted in Oregon, contractor was licensed in Oregon and only relevant event that took place outside state was performance of labor, Oregon statute governing contracts between forestry contractors and workers is applicable to ac­tion for unpaid wages. Perez v. Coast to Coast Reforesta­tion Corp., 100 Or App 115, 785 P2d 365 (1990)

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).
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. Currency Information