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      RS 23:385     


§385.  Apprenticeship programs; registration and function

A.  An apprenticeship program is defined as a plan containing all terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices that includes such matters as the requirement for a written apprenticeship agreement.

 B. An apprenticeship program shall be registered in any trade or group of trades in accordance with this Chapter and with the standards of United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.  An apprenticeship program shall cooperate with educational authorities in regard to the education of apprentices; shall establish a schedule of operations; shall establish wage rates and working conditions for apprentices; shall specify the ratio of apprentices to journey workers employed in any trade in accordance with this Chapter and the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship; and shall adjust apprenticeship disputes.

C.  An apprenticeship committee is defined as those persons designated by the sponsor to administer the program.  A committee may be joint or nonjoint, as follows:

(1)  A joint committee is composed of an equal number of representatives of the employer or employers and of the employees represented by a bona fide collective bargaining agent or agents.

(2)  A nonjoint committee, which may also be known as a unilateral or group nonjoint committee, has employer representatives and may include employees, but does not have a bona fide collective bargaining agent as a participant.

Acts 1987, No. 623, §1; Acts 2010, No. 791, §1; Acts 2014, No. 740, §1, eff. June 19, 2014.

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