The new law uses two distinct terms to describe workers involved in on-the-job training; “entry-level workers” and “federally-registered apprentices”.
“Entry-level workers” is not a defined term in state law. It is a general term that describes less skilled workers such as any worker who is not a full journeyman and who is not enrolled in a federally-registered apprenticeship program. The new law does not mandate time limits or other criteria for “entry-level workers”.
Federally-registered apprentices are those participating in programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and subject to their specific requirements. See 29. U.S.C. 50 and 29 CFR 29.1-29.15.