Green Industry

Changes for Driver Medical Card Physicals

05.22.2014
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Same Test, New Doctor

Beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2014 medical exams for commercial drivers must be performed by registered medical examiners. Longstanding state and federal regulations require certain commercial drivers to obtain certifications from medical professionals affirming that they are qualified to operate vehicles. In Minnesota, drivers that are covered by the regulations must carry medical cards. But under new federal rules, drivers can no longer simply go to their family doctor for certification.

The federal rules will soon restrict who can perform the required exam. As of May 21, only health care workers who are members of […]

Zlimen & McGuiness Recognized by National Green Industry Publication!

03.17.2014
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Zlimen & McGuiness has been recognized as the go-to law firm for green industry businesses. The following Article is from Turf Magazine, with a nationwide circulation of over 60,000.
Original article available at: http://www.turfmagazine.com/print-10229.aspx

Turf Magazine

Keeping the Green Industry Legal 

Owning a small business is a complicated affair, especially in the green industry where rules and regulations come at you from national, state, city and even municipal townships. It is all very complicated. If you are considering legal advice, Zlimen & McGuiness, PLLC, (http://www.zmattorneys.com […]

Minnesota Child Labor Laws – More Child Worker Restrictions

02.20.2014
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Time Restrictions for Minors 16 & 17 Years Old:

Once a child reaches 16 years old, but before they turn 18 years old, there are expanded hours they can work. Minnesota law states that students may not work after 11pm on evenings before school days, or before 5am on school days. These hours may be expanded to 11:30pm and 4:30am respectively if the employer receives written permission from the workers parent or guardian.

Work Restriction for Minors Under 18 Years Old:

There are also many restrictions on the type of work that workers under […]

Minnesota Child Labor Law – Work Restrictions for Employees 16 and Younger

02.11.2014
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Workers Younger Than 14 Years Old:
Let’s start with the youngest workers. With a few exceptions, minors under the age of 14 may not be employed at all. The exceptions include:

-Minors can be newspaper carriers (but must be at least 11 years old)

-Minors can work in agriculture if they are at least 12 years old and have parental consent. Remember that the only part of the green industry that qualifies as agriculture is work that involves the production and propagation of crop or plant material.

-Minors can be employed as actors or models

-Minors can […]