New York Laws > Labor > Article 23 > § 815 - Suggested standards for apprenticeship agreements
Current as of: 2010
§ 815. Suggested standards for apprenticeship agreements. Suggested standards for apprenticeship agreements are as follows:
1. A statement of the trade or craft to be taught and the required hours for completion of apprenticeship which shall be not less than four thousand hours of reasonably continuous employment.
2. A statement of the processes in the trade or craft divisions in which the apprentice is to be taught and the approximate amount of time to be spent at each process.
3. A statement of the number of hours to be spent by the apprentice in work and the number of hours to be spent in related and supplemental instruction which instruction shall be not less than one hundred forty-four hours per year when available, such availability to be determined by the commissioner of education.
4. A statement that apprentices shall be not less than sixteen years of age.
5. Provision that apprentices shall be selected on the basis of qualifications alone, as determined by objective criteria which permit review, and without any direct or indirect limitation, specification or discrimination as to race, creed, color, age, sex or national origin.
6. A statement of the progressively increasing scale of wages to be paid the apprentice.
7. Provision for a period of probation during which the industrial commissioner shall be directed to terminate an apprenticeship agreement at the request in writing of any party thereto. After the probationary period the industrial commissioner shall be empowered to terminate the registration of an apprentice upon agreement of the parties.
8. Provision that the services of the industrial commissioner may be utilized for consultation regarding the settlement of differences arising out of the apprenticeship agreement where such differences cannot be adjusted locally or in accordance with the established trade procedure.
9. Provision that if an employer is unable to fulfill his obligation under the apprenticeship agreement he may transfer such obligation to another employer.
10. Such additional standards as may be prescribed in accordance with the provisions of this article.
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