Virtually all employers are covered by the Oregon Employment Department (Unemployment Insurance) Law (OR Rev. Stat. Sec. 657.005et seq.), including those that:
• Had a total payroll of $225 or more during any calendar quarter; or
• Employed one or more individuals in each of 18 separate weeks during any calendar year.
• Employers of domestic servants in private homes, local college clubs, or local fraternity or sorority houses are covered if they paid $1,000 or more in any quarter of the current or preceding calendar year.
• Agricultural employers are covered if they paid $20,000 for agricultural labor in any quarter or employed 10 or more people in each of 20 different weeks.
Employment not covered includes services performed by:
• Insurance agents, real estate agents, or newspaper ad and securities salespersons who work on commission
• People who operate and maintain motor vehicles that they use for transportation for common carriers and people who furnish and maintain motor vehicles to transport logs, poles, and pilings
• Petroleum distributors, home improvement salespersons, and individuals who sell consumer goods in homes for whom pay is a percentage of deliveries or sales
• Certain maritime workers
• People who are covered by the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act
• People who deliver or distribute newspapers or shopping news, not including those who deliver the periodicals to a stopping point for further distribution
• Students working for the school they are attending and in full-time work-study programs in nonprofit or public educational institutions
• Spouses of students working for the school as part of a financial aid award
• Members of the state National Guard
• Temporary employees ...