2011 ORS § 344.750¹
Ratios of apprentices or trainees
  • rules
  • workers compensation coverage required
  • wages
  • hours
  • removal

In addition to the provisions of ORS 344.745 (Youth apprenticeship, training and work based learning programs), 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 (Coverage for participants in work experience or school directed professional training programs).

(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 (Definitions for ORS 279C.800 to 279C.870) to 279C.870 (Civil action to enforce payment of prevailing rates of wage), except ORS 279C.820 (Advisory committee to assist commissioner), 279C.825 (Fees), 279C.865 (Civil penalties) and 279C.870 (Civil action to enforce payment of prevailing rates of wage).

(6) The youth apprentices or trainees 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]