May Trucking Co. v. Employment Dept., 251 OrApp 555 (2012)

Holding:   The department failed to consider the entire statutory scheme when allowing claim for unemployment benefits, and, sought to too narrowly limit the issues the employer could raise in opposition.

1)   “(O)ur task is to determine the legislature’s intent by examining the text of the statute in context, as well as, if necessary, legislative history and applicable cannons of statutory construction.” citing State v. Gaines. at p. 559.

2)   An agency’s methodology must show an “understanding of how the statutes work together.” at p. 563.

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