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Article 3. Work-Experience Education   

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(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this code or the Labor Code to the contrary, the community college district under whose supervision work-experience education, or occupational training classes held in the community, as defined by regulations adopted by the board of governors, are provided shall be considered the employer under Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of the Labor Code of persons receiving the training unless the persons during the training are being paid a cash wage or salary by a private employer, or unless the person or firm under whom those persons are receiving work experience or occupational training elects to provide workers' compensation insurance. An apprentice, while attending related and supplemental instruction classes, shall be considered to be in the employ of the apprentice's employer and not subject to this section, unless the apprentice is unemployed. Whenever the work-experience education, or occupational training classes held in the community, are under the supervision of a regional occupational center or program operated by two or more community college districts pursuant to Section 52301, the district of residence of the persons receiving the training shall be deemed the employer for the purposes of this section.

(b) Sections 1292, 1293, and 1294 of the Labor Code shall not apply to work-experience education programs established pursuant to this article if the work-experience coordinator determines that the students have been sufficiently trained in the employment or work otherwise prohibited, if parental approval is obtained, and the principal or the counselor of the student has determined that the progress of the student toward graduation will not be impaired.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1372, Sec. 477.)


Education Code 52301

Labor Code 1292

Labor Code 1293

Labor Code 1294

Labor Code 3200