It takes years of education and training to earn your professional license. Once you have the credentials, you work even harder to obtain the job and position to make all the effort worth it. When your entire career is dependent on an occupational license, its suspension is one of the worst threats to your livelihood. The best way to ensure your license remains in good standing is to understand how it can be put at...Details
The Texas Education Agency Accused me of “Inappropriate Communication with a Student” with my Social Media. What Next?
Teachers have an important job. You work hard to help shape the next generation and give them the skills and knowledge that they need to succeed. Because of just how critical your job is, it’s no surprise that your field is tightly regulated and that there are many rules about how you can conduct yourself. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is primarily responsible for enforcing these rules and regulations, and if you find yourself on...Details
If you’re a pharmacist, you have an important job to do and many people to help. Because your job is such a critical one, with the very real possibility of affecting lives, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is a career field that is tightly regulated and subjected to a significant amount of oversight. When you became a pharmacist, you had to apply to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to get your license....Details
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is Trying to Impose Monetary Penalties and Sanctions Against Me. What Next?
If you are working in what some would consider a “blue-collar” field, you have likely had to deal with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The TDLR is responsible for regulating a wide range of industries, and whether you are an electrician or an HVAC technician, you may have to answer to them at some point in your career. This department investigates complaints and can level sanctions and other punishments at Texas professionals. We...Details
If you are a licensed professional working in Texas, you have a board or agency that oversees professionals employed in your field. This is true whether you’re a teacher, a pharmacist, or a realtor. These governing bodies all take their jobs protecting Texas consumers and citizens quite seriously, That is why all of these boards have a complaint process. Someone can file a complaint against a professional and that professional can face an investigation, one...Details
In the state of Texas, you need to be certified by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission in order to sell alcohol. This holds true whether you are a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages or a retailer, and it makes sense. Alcohol is an age-restricted item and an irresponsible distributor of it could end up causing harm to others. As a result, no one is surprised that there are hoops to jump through and applications to file...Details
In some cases, applying for a provisional license from the Texas Medical Board may seem like the current best path forward for a medical professional. If you’re thinking of applying for a provisional medical license, it pays to do your research so that you know exactly what you need to do and what will be required of you. Fortunately for you, our medical license defense lawyers are quite familiar with state licensing requirements and can...Details
If you’re working in a field that requires licensing, there is probably a state board or agency that you have had to interact with at some point in time. If you’re a physician, you deal with the Texas Medical Board. If you’re a nurse, you have the Texas Board of Nursing. These regulatory bodies are not just responsible for determining who can enter a field and work in certain careers. Many of these boards are...Details
A real estate agent in Texas who finds they are accused of some sort of professional wrongdoing may be at risk of losing their license to sell real estate. This is a dire situation, as the loss of the license to sell real estate effectively ends a real estate agent's career in the industry. The Texas Real Estate Commission is the regulatory agency responsible for overseeing both the licensing of real estate agents and managing...Details
Texas's child care operations fall under the regulatory auspices of Texas Child Care Licensing (CCL), a subsidiary to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. CCL's responsibility is to permit and monitor both operations and agencies within its realm of subject matter to ensure that they are in compliance with all state laws, licensing standards, and agency rules. In other words, it regulates every child care operation and child placing agency in the state....Details