III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)
D. The proposed amendment may not only positively benefit regulated employers in potential cost savings, but the proposed
action will make Maryland consistent with federal apprenticeship and training standards. The result will be that businesses
will not have to expend additional work time to ensure compliance with differing standards.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has a meaningful economic impact on small business. An analysis of this economic impact follows.
The proposed action has a potential positive economic impact on small businesses. The proposed action would allow small
businesses who employ apprentices on Maryland prevailing wage jobs and who have received appropriate approval from the Maryland
Apprenticeship and Training Council to pay their apprentices a percentage of the bona fide fringe benefit amount rather than
the full fringe benefit amount. This could be a cost savings.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Debbie Stone, Regulations Coordinator, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Division of
Labor and Industry, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 606, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, or call 410-767-2225, or email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-2986. Comments will be
accepted through September 9, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.05 Apprentice Bona Fide Fringe Benefits.
An apprentice shall be paid the full amount of the bona fide fringe benefit in the prevailing wage determination for the
applicable classification unless the apprentice’s apprenticeship program as approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship and
Training Council provides for the payment of a percentage of the bona fide fringe benefit amount.
J. RONALD DEJULIIS
Commissioner of Labor and Industry