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178.07 APPRENTICE AGREEMENTS.

Every apprentice agreement entered into under this chapter shall contain:

(1) the names of the contracting parties;

(2) the date of birth, and information as to the race and sex of the apprentice;

(3) a statement of the trade, craft, or business which the apprentice is to be taught, and the time at which the apprenticeship will begin and end;

(4) a statement showing the number of hours to be spent by the apprentice in work and the number of hours to be spent in concurrent, supplementary instruction in related subjects, which instruction shall be not less than 144 hours during each year of the apprenticeship term. The maximum number of hours of work per week not including time spent in related and supplemental instruction for any apprentice shall not exceed either the number prescribed by law or the customary regular number of hours per week for the employees of the company by which the apprentice is employed. An apprentice may be allowed to work overtime provided that the overtime work does not conflict with supplementary instruction course attendance. All time in excess of the number of hours of work per week as specified in the apprenticeship agreement shall be considered overtime. For overtime, the apprentice's rate of pay shall be increased by the same percentage as the journeyman's rate of pay for overtime is increased in the same industry or establishment;

(5) a statement setting forth a schedule of the processes in the trade or industry divisions in which the apprentice is to be taught and the approximate time to be spent at each process;

(6) a statement of the graduated scale of wages to be paid the apprentice and whether the required school time shall be compensated;

(7) a statement providing for a period of probation of not more than 500 hours of employment and instruction extending over not more than four months, during which time the apprentice agreement shall be terminated by the director upon written request of either party, and providing that after such probationary period the apprentice agreement may be terminated by the director by mutual agreement of all parties thereto, or terminated by the director for good and sufficient reason;

(8) a provision that controversies or differences concerning the terms of the apprentice agreement which cannot be resolved by the parties thereto, or which are not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, may be submitted to the director for determination as provided for in section 178.09;

(9) a provision that an employer who is unable to fulfill an obligation under the apprentice agreement may, with the approval of the director, transfer such contract to any other employer, provided that the apprentice consents and that such other employer agrees to assume the obligations of the apprentice agreement; and

(10) such additional terms and conditions as may be prescribed or approved by the director not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter.

History:

(4260-37) 1939 c 363 s 7; 1941 c 85; 1974 c 144 s 7; 1986 c 444