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Why would a marriage counselor lose one's license?

As a marriage counselor, you enjoy every aspect of your job and hope that you can provide a high level of service well into the future.

Unfortunately, you never know if something bad could happen down the road, such as a license suspension. If you find yourself in this position, it goes without saying that it will impact your life in many ways.

Minnesota's legislature doesn't disclose employee discrimination

If there's one thing that Minnesota legislators appear to enjoy relaying to the public, it's about how focused on being transparent they are, especially as it relates to being selective in spending taxpayer dollars. A recent investigation shows that they aren't forthright with everything, though.

Researchers found that they appear to collectively and intentionally sweep legal settlements, employee complaints and instances of impropriety among lawmakers under the carpet.

I lost my job: Do I have an age discrimination claim?

When an employee has many years of experience in his or her field of work, he or she will charge a premium for his or her services, and demand a much higher salary than a freshly graduated worker. It is expected in almost all industries that a more experienced, and therefore, an older worker, is more expensive to employ. They often also require a higher salary because of their responsibilities, such as their financial needs due to raising a family.

Based on these trends, it can seem suspicious when a person in his or her forties is fired for no concrete reason, and a younger, less experienced employee is hired to replace him or her. If you have been fired in a circumstance similar to this, you may be struggling financially as a result, and you may quite rightly have a suspicion that age discrimination could be to blame.

How to get your suspended Minnesota veterinary license reinstated

There are a number of reasons your license to practice veterinary medicine may be suspended. While it may have occurred because you failed to renew your license in time or to prove that you'd met the necessary continuing education, it might have also happened because you engaged in malpractice or committed a crime. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your suspension, it may be possible to file for a reinstatement of your medical license.

If your license to practice veterinary medicine has been suspended within the past five years, then the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine (MNBVM) requires you to address a written request to them to have your license reinstated. Along with this statement, you'll need to also pay the renewal fee that would have applied when you last held an active license. You'll also need to pay any outstanding balances you owe them and pay current reinstatement fees as well.

How often does my boss have to pay me?

Minnesota has traditionally had fairly strong wage and hour laws when compared to some other states. For instance, they specifically mandate how often an employee must be paid and how those payments may be made.

Under present state laws, employees must be paid at least every 31 days (or once per month). Of course, your employer is free to pay you more frequently than that. Some companies pay their employees each week, although bi-weekly payments are perhaps the most common.

5 ways a physical therapist could end up losing their license

As a physical therapist, you enjoy your job. From the people you meet to the ability to help others, everything about your career puts a smile on your face.

While many physical therapists know exactly what they should and shouldn't be doing in a professional setting, others can lose sight of what is required of them. As a result, they may find themselves in trouble and facing the potential loss of their license.

Severance and non-compete agreements: what to know

Many people soon find that their employment agreement is much more complicated than they thought.

For example, if an employment relationship comes to an end, your company may offer you a severance agreement. If you receive any type of offer, it's important that you understand what it entails.

Workers’ compensation retaliation could come into play

There is nothing worse than the thought of suffering an on-the-job injury. Even if you are extremely careful about avoiding an accident, you never know if you could find yourself in a compromising position at some point.

If you suffer a workplace injury, the first thing you should do is call for immediate help. From there, you want to work closely with your medical team to ensure that you know what you are doing in regards to your treatment.

Do you understand the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Depending on your age, you may remember when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990.

While some people never think twice about the ADA and what it can do for them, other soon find themselves learning more about the law and the type of protection it provides.

Minnesota native Gretchen Carlson turned tables on harasser

Winning the Miss America pageant in 1988 kicked off Gretchen Carlson's career in broadcast journalism. But the former FOX News anchor, now 51, had no inkling then of what she would be forced to endure as she struggled to keep her career trajectory on target.

Before the kerfuffle over the alleged lascivious behavior of Harvey Weinstein, there was the egregious sexual harassment of FOX News talent by the network's former chief executive officer (CEO), Roger Ailes.

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