South Dakota Apprenticeship Training laws & HR compliance analysis

South Dakota Apprenticeship Training: What you need to know

An apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training under the close supervision of a skilled and experienced journeyworker in a craft, trade, or profession. South Dakota does not have its own state apprenticeship law; therefore, the federal Office of Apprenticeship (OA) governs apprenticeship in South Dakota. OA provides employers with technical assistance and information, issues standards, and monitors, registers, and cancels apprenticeship programs. Comprehensive information on the federal apprenticeship law and OA is available.
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Employers may pay apprentices below the state minimum wage level as long as they are issued a permit to do so by the South Dakota Department of Labor (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 60-11-5).
It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate in hiring, discipline, employment conditions, or termination against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, or national origin. Employers may not discriminate on the basis of blindness or partial blindness unless specific vision requirements constitute demonstrated and bona fide occupational qualifications for effective work performance (SD Cod. Laws Sec. 20-13-10, Sec. 20-13-10.1).

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