ORS 658.435¹
Expiration and renewal of licenses
  • exception

(1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, each labor contractor license shall expire one year following the date of its issuance unless sooner revoked by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries.

(2) Applications for renewal of the license shall be made 30 days prior to the expiration date by payment of the fee established under ORS 658.413 (Fee schedule for licenses, indorsements and renewals), but the commissioner may require any person seeking renewal to file a new application under ORS 658.415 (Application for license) (1) and (2) and may conduct a new investigation of the applicant’s character, competence and reliability, and of any other matter relating to the manner by which the applicant proposes to conduct and has conducted operations as a labor contractor.

(3) If the commissioner finds that an applicant has operated as an Oregon licensed labor contractor, other than as an employee under ORS 658.411 (Licensing subject to employee indorsement), for at least two years in compliance with 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 with any other laws pertaining to the conduct of labor contractors, and that no valid claims for unpaid wages have been made against the applicant, at the request of the applicant the commissioner may renew the license for a term of two or four years. The fee for a license renewed for two or four years is the annual fee established for the license under ORS 658.413 (Fee schedule for licenses, indorsements and renewals) multiplied by the number of years in the renewal term. Notwithstanding any other provision of ORS 658.405 (Definitions for ORS 658.405 to 658.511) to 658.511 (Wage claim against property services contractor or construction labor contractor), the fee described in this subsection must accompany an application for renewal under this subsection. [1959 c.395 §7; 1975 c.502 §5; 1985 c.252 §1; 1989 c.930 §3; 1999 c.399 §6; 2013 c.584 §14; 2017 c.208 §2]

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