ORS 659A.090¹
Definitions for ORS 659A.090 to 659A.099

As used in ORS 659A.090 (Definitions for ORS 659A.090 to 659A.099) to 659A.099 (Short title):

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 659A.001, “employee” means an individual who performs services for compensation for an employer for an average of at least 20 hours per week. “Employee” includes all individuals employed at any site owned or operated by an employer, but does not include independent contractors.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 659A.001, “employer” means:

(a) A person, firm, corporation, partnership, legal representative or other business entity that engages in any business, industry, profession or activity in this state and that employs 25 or more persons in the State of Oregon for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the year in which leave is taken under ORS 659A.093 (Employer required to provide leave) or the year immediately preceding the year in which the leave is to be taken;

(b) The state, and a department, agency, board or commission of the state; and

(c) A local government, including, but not limited to, a county, city, town, municipal corporation, independent public corporation or political subdivision of the state.

(3) “Period of military conflict” means a period of war:

(a) Declared by the United States Congress;

(b) Declared by executive order of the President of the United States; or

(c) In which a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States is ordered to active duty pursuant to Title 32 of the United States Code or section 12301 or 12302 of Title 10 of the United States Code. [2009 c.559 §3]

(formerly 659.280 to 659.290)

Law Review Cita­tions

26 WLR 394-395 (1990)

Notes of Decisions

Termina­tion of employ­ment in retalia­tion for invoking Oregon Family Leave Act rights constitutes wrongful discharge in viola­tion of public policy. Yeager v. Providence Health System Oregon, 195 Or App 134, 96 P3d 862 (2004), Sup Ct review denied

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 659A—Unlawful Discrimination in Employment, Public Accommodations and Real Property Transactions; Administrative and Civil Enforcement, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors659A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 659A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano659A.­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