Labour inspectors have the competence to control the way of concluding, executing, amending, suspending and terminating the apprenticeship contract in the situations and under the conditions provided by the methodological norms for the application of the provisions of this law. (art.20)
The Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, through the County Employment Agencies and the Bucharest Municipality respectively, controls the activity of authorised training providers carrying out apprenticeship training programmes at the workplace. (art.21)
Article 23 of Law No 279/2005 introduced a clause on sanctions to employers that fail to fulfil their responsibilities towards training of apprentice, namely a fine of RON 10.000 (the appointment of an apprenticeship coordinator, the failure to observe the provisions on the conclusion and registration of the employment contract, the failure to comply with the apprentice's access conditions, maternity discrimination, the length of the apprenticeship program, the non-inclusion of theoretical training in the normal work schedule, access to theoretical and practical training, etc.)
Employers benefiting from a grant for the apprenticeship program are obliged to maintain the labour relations with the apprentice throughout the apprenticeship contract. In case the apprenticeship contract ceases before the date stipulated in the contract, the employer is obliged to return to the county employment agency the sums received from the unemployment insurance budget for the apprentice, plus the reference interest rate of the National Bank of Romania in force at the date of termination of the apprenticeship contract, if the termination of the contract took place for reasons attributable to the employer.