Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–1410. Apprenticeship agreements — Violations; hearings; determinations; appeals.

(a) Upon the complaint of any interested person or upon his own initiative, the Associate Director of Apprenticeship may investigate to determine if there has been a violation of the terms of an apprenticeship agreement made under this subchapter and may hold hearings, inquiries, and other proceedings necessary to such investigation and determination. The parties to such an agreement shall be given a fair and impartial hearing after reasonable notice thereof. All such hearings, investigations, and determinations shall be made under authority of reasonable rules and procedures prescribed by the Apprenticeship Council, subject to the approval of the Registration Agency.

(b)(1) The determination of the Associate Director of Apprenticeship shall be filed with the Apprenticeship Council. If no appeal is filed with the Apprenticeship Council within 10 days after the date of filing of the determination of the Associate Director of Apprenticeship, the determination shall become the order of the Apprenticeship Council.

(2) Any person aggrieved by a determination or action of the Associate Director of Apprenticeship may appeal to the Apprenticeship Council, which shall hold a hearing after due notice to the interested parties.

(3) Any person aggrieved by the action of the Apprenticeship Council may appeal as provided in subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2 [§ 2-501 et seq.].


(May 21, 1946, 60 Stat. 206, ch. 267, § 10; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 583, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 163(e); Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 2012(j), 62 DCR 10905.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 36-412.

1973 Ed., § 36-130.

Effect of Amendments

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36, in (a), substituted “Associate Director of Apprenticeship” for “Director,” substituted “Registration Agency” for “Secretary of Labor,” and made stylistic changes; and rewrote (b).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(j) of the Apprenticeship Modernization Emergency Amendment Act of 2014 (D.C. Act 20-579, Jan. 13, 2015, 62 DCR 1258, 21 STAT 724).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(j) of the Apprenticeship Modernization Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-16, Mar. 26, 2015, 62 DCR 3847, 21 DCSTAT 843).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 2012(j) of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Temporary Legislation

For temporary (225 days) amendment of this section, see § 2(j) of the Apprenticeship Modernization Temporary Amendment Act of 2015 (D.C. Law 20-256, Apr. 30, 2015, 62 DCR 2259).