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Division of Apprenticeship Standards - Labor Code 1777.5 (h),(k) Minimum Ratio Exemptions

The following are exemptions to the minimum 5-1 journeymen to apprentice hourly ratio as required by Labor Code 1777.5 (g), however an employer can and is encouraged to employ an apprentice as the second person on the job whenever possible and allowed by the apprenticeship program standards.

Operating Engineers

Northern California - Applies to all Contractors

Southern California - Applies to all Contractors

Laborers

Northern California - Applies only to contractors that employ or request apprentices registered by the Northern California Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

Southern California - Applies only to contractors that granted this exemption by the Laborers Southern California Apprenticeship Program and approved by the Administrator of Apprenticeship.

December 2013