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What is a Consent Order? (and Why It’s Important to Read It Before Signing)

Today, I’m going to talk about consent orders. So the question is, what is a consent order? A consent order is essentially a document that resolves a complaint with a licensing entity, whether that’s a state agency or a licensing board, and puts the complaint finalized and at rest.With a consent order, there’s likely to […]

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Do Licensing Boards and Agencies Treat Complaints by Former Employers Differently?

Today, we’re going to answer the question: Do state agencies and licensing boards treat complaints made by employers against employees differently? The short answer to that question is no. The reason being is all the boards and state agencies have an obligation to fully investigate every complaint against a licensee. So there is very established

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Is There a Difference Between a Written Reprimand and Warning on a Childcare Facility License?

I want to discuss two different penalties associated with childcare facilities and the owners that have those licenses.Normally, when considering a written reprimand versus a written warning, most people would assume that the reprimand is worse. However, in the case of the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), the written warning is slightly

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What Happens If Someone Files a Complaint Against My NC Physical Therapy License?

Today, we’re going to talk about the North Carolina Physical Therapy Board, better known as the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. So, we want to discuss the investigative process—the complaint process, whatever nomenclature you prefer. Essentially, what happens when a complaint is filed against a physical therapist in North Carolina. Initially, the North

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Can a Licensed General Contractor be a Qualifier for Two Businesses in North Carolina?

Today, we’re going to discuss one quick tip for general contractors’ licenses in the state of North Carolina. General contractors in North Carolina have the option to obtain a qualifier license, allowing them to serve as a qualifier for a company.What some people don’t understand is that you can be a qualifier for two businesses

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What Is the Maximum Amount for a General Contractor Job That Can Be Bid On or Done Without a License?

Today, we want to touch on some recent developments from the NC Licensing Board for General Contractors. This went into effect on October 1st, 2023, and that is finally an increase in the amount that an unlicensed general contractor can work on a job.You have to have a license through the state of North Carolina

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Can a Complaint Against My Professional License Be Made Anonymously?

The question is, can a complaint against my professional license be made anonymously? The answer to that is yes. Most boards and state agencies accept anonymous complaints at some point during the process, up to and including a hearing. However, the person making the complaint will not remain anonymous initially. If someone accuses you, and

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How are Multiple Complaints Handled Against My Professional License?

Today’s question is, “Say I have multiple complaints filed against my license. Are those handled collectively or are they handled one by one individually?”So, that’s a very good question. It’s a little bit of a complicated question because it does depend on the agency or state board. I have seen certain boards that will —

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What Do I Do if a Professional License Complaint Against Me is Getting Social Media or News Traction?

Let’s say you have a professional license complaint filed against you and/or your business, and it’s receiving significant press. It’s gaining a lot of traction on social media, and there’s a considerable amount of misinformation circulating. What do you do? The first thing is don’t panic. That’s easier said than done, but try to remain

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Here’s Why You Should Get An Attorney Involved With Your Professional License Case Sooner Than Later

Today, we’re going to have a little bit of what I call real talk, and that is what type of damage can you do if you handle your professional license case yourself, and potentially irrevocable damage can be done if you don’t, at the very least, speak with an attorney before handling your case yourself.

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