Oregon Statutes - Chapter 658 - Employment Agencies; Farm Labor Contractors; Farmworker Camps - Section 658.205 - Prohibited agency employment activities.

(1) No employment agency shall send or cause to be sent any person as an employee to any illegally operated business the character of which the agency could have ascertained upon reasonable inquiry.

(2) No employment agency shall knowingly permit any person of bad character to frequent, or be employed by, such agency.

(3) No employment agency shall permit persons in its employment to use any names other than their legal names in the course of, and in respect to, their employment with the agency. However, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries may, waive the provisions of this subsection in individual cases for good cause shown by the person requesting the waiver.

(4) No employment agency shall accept any application for employment of a minor or place or assist in placing any minor in employment if the employment would be in violation of any law regulating the employment of minors or of any rule, regulation or order adopted pursuant to such law.

(5) No employment agency shall refer an individual seeking employment to any place where a strike, lockout or other labor dispute exists if it has knowledge or reasonably should have knowledge of the same, without notifying the individual of such conditions in writing.

(6) No employment agency shall refer an applicant for employment without notifying such applicant whether a labor contract is in existence at the establishment to which the applicant is being sent, and whether union membership is required.

(7) No employment agency shall divide charges for services with an employer, agent or employee of an employer or person to whom individuals are referred for employment. This subsection does not prohibit cooperative arrangements between employment agencies so long as an applicant for employment does not thereby pay more than one charge for all services performed.

(8) No employment agency shall charge an applicant a charge for services for accepting employment with such employment agency or any subsidiary of that agency.

(9) No employment agency shall charge an applicant a charge for services when help is furnished to an employer, an agent, any employee of an employer, a member or person who has a financial interest in such employment agency.

(10) No employment agency shall request or accept an assignment of wages from an applicant for employment. [1953 c.694 §20; 1973 c.678 §19; 1981 c.318 §25]

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