Forest Lake, MN asked in Employment Law for Minnesota

Q: MN Board of Cosmetology is threatening my job. Need help.

Im a certified eyelash extension professional working self-employed through a licensed salon.The state of MN is going to be regulating this service & is threatening to shut my business & hundreds of others down. Our options are to do so or to gain a cosmetologist or estheticians license which is months of full time schooling & thousands of dollars. This job pays my mortgage. I dont have time nor money to take off work for months to gain a license in doing things I have no interest in doing or offering. I have been doing this full time for short of 3 years. My instructor whos certified through JB Lashes has been doing this for about 10 years & she is being threatened with the same thing, getting her business shut down. Can they just shut us down? Do we have any legal rights to not losing our businesses? Is there anyone that would be willing to represent us in front of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology at their Oct meeting? Does this fall under cosmetology 155A rule?

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A: The state has the power to regulate businesses. What you need is a licensing attorney. Get one on your side.

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