ORS 658.475¹
Injunctive relief and damages for violation of ORS 658.405 to 658.511

The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries, or any other person, may bring an action in circuit court to enjoin any person from using the services of an unlicensed labor contractor or to enjoin any person acting as a labor contractor in violation 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), or rules promulgated pursuant thereto, from committing future violations. The court may award to the prevailing party costs and disbursements and a reasonable attorney fee. In addition, the amount of damages recoverable from a person acting as a labor contractor who violates ORS 658.410 (Labor contractor license requirement) or 658.440 (Requirements for labor contractors) (1)(i) or (j) or (3)(e) is actual damages or $2,000, whichever amount is greater. [1981 c.607 §3; 1983 c.654 §9; 1989 c.164 §13; 2005 c.340 §6; 2007 c.160 §6; 2007 c.161 §1; 2013 c.584 §22]

Notes of Decisions

Injunctive relief and damages are available only for ongoing viola­tions. Northwest Reforesta­tion Contractors Assn. v. Summitt Forests, Inc., 143 Or App 138, 922 P2d 1240 (1996)

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