ORS 658.420¹
Investigation of applicant
  • issuance of license
  • protest against issuance of license

(1) The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall conduct an investigation of each applicant’s character, competence and reliability, and of any other matter relating to the manner and method by which the applicant proposes to conduct and has conducted operations as a labor contractor.

(2) The commissioner shall issue a license within 15 days after the day on which the application therefor was received in the office of the commissioner if the commissioner is satisfied as to the applicant’s character, competence and reliability.

(3) Any individual may protest the issuance of a license to any applicant at any time, and the commissioner shall give the individual an opportunity to state the reasons for the objection. [1959 c.395 §5; 2013 c.584 §11]

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