Protecting Your Day Care License And Your Business

As a day care provider, you have invested thousands of hours in building your business. A false accusation or a situation that has gotten out of control can put everything at risk. When your day care license is in jeopardy, it is critical you get help from an experienced legal team.

At the St. Paul Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., our lawyers put 35 years of legal experience to work for you. We represent day care providers who are licensed through the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), and who have come under investigation for alleged misconduct on the job.

We represent day care providers facing complaints of:

  • Maltreatment of minors, including allegations of abuse or neglect
  • Taking unusually harsh disciplinary action
  • Failure to maintain accurate records
  • Health and fire code violations
  • Child care ratio violations/too many children and not enough caregivers
  • Program changes and cancellations without proper notice to parents

Does DHS Want To Talk? Get An Attorney's Help Now.

If you hear from DHS regarding your day care license, take the matter seriously. A DHS investigation is not a light matter — no matter how friendly the investigator may seem at first. Many day care providers casually talk to DHS investigators at scheduled interviews without getting an attorney's help.

The problem is that the interview is recorded and becomes an official part of the investigation record. Your words can be twisted and used against you. Things you may say when you're upset, you don't really mean or see as minor details can come back to haunt you.

Many providers lose their licenses because they fail to get legal representation. DHS receives the complaint, determines a maltreatment investigation is substantiated and then disqualifies them from providing day care services. Your livelihood is ruined.

DHS won't go out of its way to tell you that you have the right to an attorney, but it's true: If you're being investigated and your day care license is at risk, you have every right to work with the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A. We can guide you through the entire process to make sure your rights are protected and the best possible outcome is achieved.

The moment you've been contacted, your license is on the line. For your free consultation with an attorney, call the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., at 651-964-6301 or toll free at 800-563-3094. You can also send us a message using the online form.