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      RS 23:387     


§387.  Contents of apprenticeship agreements

Every apprenticeship agreement entered into under this Chapter shall contain all of the following:

(1)  Names and signatures of the contracting parties, including the apprentice and the program sponsor or employer, and the signature of a parent or legal guardian, if the apprentice is a minor.

(2)  The date of birth and, on a voluntary basis, the social security number of the apprentice.

(3)  Contact information of the program sponsor and the registration agency.

(4)  A statement of the occupation in which the apprentice is to be trained, the beginning date, and the term or duration of the apprenticeship.

(5)  A statement setting forth all of the following:

(a)  The number of hours to be spent by the apprentice in work on the job in a time-based program, or a description of the skill sets to be attained by completion of a competency-based program, including the on-the-job learning component, or the minimum number of hours to be spent by the apprentice and a description of the skill sets to be attained by completion of a hybrid program.

(b)  The number of hours to be spent in related instruction in technical subjects related to the occupation, which shall not be less than one hundred forty-four hours per year.

(6)  A statement setting forth a schedule of work processes in the occupation or industry division in which the apprentice is to be trained and the approximate time to be spent at each process.

(7)  A statement of the graduated scale of wages to be paid to the apprentice and whether or not the required related instruction is compensated.

(8)  Statements providing all of the following:

(a)  For a specific period of probation during which the apprenticeship agreement may be cancelled by either party to the agreement upon written notice to the registration agency, without adverse impact on the sponsor.

(b)  That, after the probationary period, either of the following may occur regarding the agreement:

(i)  It may be cancelled at the request of the apprentice.

(ii)  It may be suspended or cancelled by the sponsor, for good cause only, with due notice to the apprentice and a reasonable opportunity for corrective action, and with written notice to the apprentice and to the registration agency of the final action taken.

(9) Such additional terms and conditions as may be prescribed or approved by the director, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Chapter and those established by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship.

Amended by Acts 1976, No. 624, §2, eff. Aug. 4, 1976; Acts 1987, No. 623, §1; Acts 2010, No. 791, §1; Acts 2014, No. 740, §1, eff. June 19, 2014.

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