Oregon Statutes - Chapter 344 - Career and Professional Technical Education; Rehabilitation; Adult Literacy - Section 344.750 - Ratios of apprentices or trainees; rules; workers’ compensation coverage required; wages; hours; removal.

In addition to the provisions of ORS 344.745, in each program:

(1) The State Apprenticeship and Training Council shall establish by rule appropriate youth apprentice or trainee ratios.

(2) The employer shall provide workers’ compensation coverage for the youth apprentices and trainees as required by ORS 656.033.

(3) The youth apprentice or trainee shall begin at a wage that is not less than the state minimum wage.

(4) Youth apprentices and trainees shall be evaluated for wage increases consistent with the policies established by the participating local apprenticeship or training committee.

(5) Youth apprentices and trainees shall not be employed on projects subject to the federal Davis-Bacon Act or on projects subject to ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870, except ORS 279C.820, 279C.825, 279C.865 and 279C.870.

(6) The youth apprentice’s or trainee’s combined in-school coursework and related training, as well as on-the-job training and other training experiences, shall not exceed 44 hours per week.

(7) Employment with the employer shall not exceed 20 hours per week while the student is enrolled in school classes. All or a portion of the on-the-job training shall be used to meet graduation requirements.

(8) Participating students who fail to regularly attend and make satisfactory progress in in-school courses and required related training or who leave high school prior to graduation or completion of their high school requirements shall automatically be removed from the youth apprenticeship program. [1991 c.859 §2; 1993 c.45 §258; 1993 c.765 §28; 1995 c.298 §1; 2003 c.794 §257]

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