Oregon Statutes - Chapter 658 - Employment Agencies; Farm Labor Contractors; Farmworker Camps - Section 658.008 - Purpose.

The purpose of ORS 658.005 to 658.245 is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the people of Oregon in their dealings with employment agencies. To accomplish this purpose the Legislative Assembly intends:

(1) To provide a procedure for determining where employment agencies will be operated in this state.

(2) To assure the public that persons operating employment agencies in this state are of good character and responsibility.

(3) To assure the public that the practices and procedures of employment agencies will result in individuals acquiring and retaining employment reasonably suited to their skills and needs.

(4) To regulate the circumstances under which charges for services may be charged or collected by employment agencies, but not to include the setting of maximum permanent fees in schedules published by employment agencies.

(5) To provide for the administration and enforcement of ORS 658.005 to 658.245 by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. [1973 c.678 §24; 1981 c.318 §2; 1997 c.55 §3]

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