§394-3 Contracts; public and private sectors. (a) The department of labor and industrial relations may enter into contracts for manpower development and training with the department of education, the University of Hawaii system, or other public agencies.
(b) The department of labor and industrial relations also may enter into contracts with private industry for manpower training and job placement of unemployed persons within such private organizations. The private employer shall be responsible for compensating such persons the minimum wage and the State may assume the differences in wages, if any, by determining the prevailing wage of persons employed in similar positions in private industry during the contract period for such manpower training.
(c) The department of labor and industrial relations shall formulate standards and adopt rules to carry out the purposes of this section. [L 1969, c 251, §3; am L 1971, c 188, §3; am L 1974, c 126, §1]