(Morning Session) HR Essentials for a Successful Workplace: Apprentices
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About the Event
The federal government requires all contractors who have apprentices or plan to take on apprentices in a calendar year, participate in anti-harassment training. SMACNA St. Louis is hosting a Lunch & Learn that meets this requirement. We highly encourage each company to send a representative to the training. The new administration has boosted the DOL's budget and outreach programs to include harassment training enforcement. This means DOL will have more resources to implement and follow-up on this requirement. The original law was passed and revised in 2016 and DOL now has the resources to ensure contractor compliance.
Apprenticeship EEO Law and Regulations
The Apprenticeship EEO regulations require that all apprenticeship sponsors take the following actions to prevent harassment: 3 USDOL Office of Apprenticeship
A. Provide anti-harassment training to all individuals connected with operation of the apprenticeship program, including journeyworkers who regularly work with apprentices. Such training must:
• Communicate that unlawful harassing conduct will not be tolerated.
• Define the types of conduct that are unlawful.
• Explain that apprentices have the right to file a harassment complaint and are protected against retaliation should it occur, and provide information on how to file.
B. Ensure that all facilities and apprenticeship activities are available regardless of an apprentice’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
C. If the sponsor provides restrooms or changing facilities, provide separate or single-user facilities to assure privacy between the sexes.
D. Establish and implement procedures for handling and resolving complaints about harassment, intimidation or retaliation.
SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL OF CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYERS