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09.12.42 - Division of Labor and Industry - Final Regulations

FINAL ACTION ON REGULATIONS
MARYLAND REGISTER, VOLUME 43, ISSUE 7,
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016

Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY

09.12.42 Equal Employment Opportunity

Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §11-405, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Final Action
[15-417-F]

On March 8, 2016, the Commissioner of Labor and Industry adopted amendments to Regulation .01 under COMAR 09.12.42 Equal Employment Opportunity, after a public meeting of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council on March 8, 2016. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 42:26 Md. R. 1607—1608 (December 28, 2015), has been adopted as proposed.

Effective Date: April 11, 2016.

THOMAS MEIGHEN
Commissioner of Labor and Industry

.01 Scope and Purpose.
  A. Scope.
    (1) Except as provided in COMAR 09.01.12.01C, these regulations do not apply to youth apprenticeship under Apprenticeship Maryland.
    (2)
These regulations set forth policies and procedures to promote equality of opportunity in apprenticeship programs registered with the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council.
    (3) These policies and procedures apply to the recruitment and selection of apprentices, and to all conditions of employment and training during apprenticeship.
    (4) The procedures established provide for review of apprenticeship programs, for registering apprenticeship programs, for processing complaints, and for deregistering noncomplying apprenticeship programs.
  B. Purpose. The purpose of these regulations is to promote equality of opportunity in apprenticeship and encourage the fullest development of the interests and aptitudes of apprentices by prohibiting discrimination based on political or religious opinion or affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or age, unless sex or age constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification, or the physical or mental disability of a qualified individual with a disability in apprenticeship programs, by requiring affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship programs, and by coordinating these regulations with other equal opportunity programs.