NJ Apprenticeship Rule May Be Heavy Lift For Contractors

Law360 (January 16, 2019, 10:34 PM EST) -- New Jersey contractors may soon face tough choices if the governor signs a bill requiring apprenticeship programs for those working on government construction projects, yet some may be able to avoid its effects for a year or two, attorneys say.

Bill A-3666, which easily passed the state legislature in mid-December, requires contractors registering with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development to show that their workers have completed or are participating in an apprenticeship program approved by the federal government. Such programs combine classroom work with hands-on training to prepare people for jobs as electricians, plumbers and other skilled trades....

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