What is the difference between an apprentice and a worker ?
Though the word "apprentice" was defined the word "worker" was not defined in the Act. "Apprentice" means a person who is undergoing apprenticeship training ..... ". The word "worker" is now defined "any person working in the premises of the 'employer, who is employed for wages in any kind of work either directly or through any agency including a contractor and who gets his wages directly or indirectly from the employer but shall not include an apprentice referred to in clause (aa)". Briefly stated the difference between an apprentice and a worker is that an apprentice is a person who is 'engaged' for learning a trade and is paid a 'stipend' while a worker is a person 'employed' for doing any kind of work and is paid 'wages'.
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