2018 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:15B-36 - Funding of vocational training.
Section: 34:15B-36: Funding of vocational training.
2. a. All vocational training funded with federal job training funds shall be training which is likely to substantially enhance the trainee's marketable skills and earning power and is for a labor demand occupation. b. Federal job training funds shall not be used for job training or any related activities which induce, encourage or assist: any displacement or partial displacement of currently employed workers by trainees by means such as reduced hours of currently employed workers; any replacement of laid off workers by trainees; or any relocation of operations resulting in a loss of employment at a previous workplace, except in cases of multi-establishment employers consolidating establishments. No federal job training funds shall be used for job training in any case in which an employer relocates within the State and does not offer each affected employee the equivalent benefits, pay and working conditions if the employee moves to the new location and into a job or position involving comparable skills, responsibilities, experience and seniority to the prior job or position. c. Federal job training funds shall not be used for job training or any related activities which impair existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements, except that job training or any related activities which are inconsistent with the terms of a collective bargaining agreement may be undertaken with the written concurrence of the collective bargaining unit and employer who are parties to the agreement. d. Any federal job training funds which are provided directly to an employer or indirectly to an employer through a consortium shall be regarded as customized training grants and be administered by the Office of Customized Training and the employer and any consortium shall comply with all requirements of section 5 of P.L.1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-5), except that federal job training funds provided directly or indirectly to an employer for use in connection with any program which includes apprenticeship training or activities shall be exempt from the requirement of this subsection d. to be administered by the Office of Customized Training and be subject to the requirements of section 5 of P.L.1992, c.43 (C.34:15D-5), but the funds shall be exempt only if approved by the Apprenticeship Policy Committee, as defined in section 3 of P.L.1993, c.268 (C.34:15E-3) and the employer complies with the provisions of subsection e. of section 5 of P.L.1993, c.268 (C.34:15E-5). Employment and training services funded by federal job training funds shall not replace, supplant, compete with or duplicate any approved apprenticeship program. e. All staff who are hired and supported by any federal job training funds, including any of those staff located at any One Stop Career Center, but not including any staff of a service provider providing training services funded by a customized training grant pursuant to subsection d. of this section or an individual training grant pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1992, c.48 (C.34:15B-38), shall be hired and employed by the State pursuant to Title 11A, Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes, be hired and employed by a political subdivision of the State, or be qualified staff hired and employed by a non-profit organization which began functioning as the One Stop Career Center operator with the written consent of the chief elected official and the commissioner prior to the effective date of P.L.2004,c.39 (C.34:1A-1.2 et al.), or be qualified staff hired and employed by an approved community-based or faith-based organization to provide services at the level of staffing provided in an agreement entered into by the organization before the effective date of P.L.2004,c.39 (C.34:1A-1.2 et al.). L.1992,c.48,s.2; amended 2001, c.152, s.5; 2004, c.39, s.7.