- disputed claim expenses
(1)Witnesses other than parties subpoenaed in proceedings involving ORS 657.265 (Notice of claim filing to employing unit or agent of employing unit), 657.266 (Initial determination of eligibility and amount of benefits) to 657.269 (Decision final unless hearing requested), 657.270 (Hearing upon decision) to 657.280 (General procedure and records concerning disputed claims) or 657.290 (Continuous jurisdiction of director) shall be allowed fees at a rate fixed by the Director of the Employment Department. Fees and all expenses of proceedings before the director or the Employment Appeals Board involving disputed claims, excepting charge for services rendered by counsel or other agent representing the claimant, employer or other interested person, are deemed a part of the expense of administering this chapter, and an individual claiming benefits may not be charged fees of any kind in any proceedings under this chapter by the director or representatives of the director.
(2)Notwithstanding any other law, a person in any proceeding before the director or Employment Appeals Board may be represented by counsel or other agent authorized by such person. No counsel or agent representing an individual who is claiming benefits shall charge or receive for the services more than an amount approved by the director. As used in this subsection, “person” has the meaning defined in ORS 174.100 (Definitions) and also includes this state and all political subdivisions of this state. [Amended by 1959 c.583 §21; 1969 c.161 §1; 1983 c.147 §1; 1993 c.778 §14; 2011 c.22 §4]
Section 657.295 — Witness fees; disputed claim expenses; counsel; fees,