Minnesota's regulatory agencies, such as the Department of Commerce and Department of Labor and Industry, hold a strong hand when it comes to sanctions.
Upon the conclusion of an investigation, they can issue Licensing Orders. Those Orders can include sanctions against the licensee, including civil penalties of $10,000.00 per violation and revocation of your license.
On appeal, there is a presumption that the conclusions and findings of an agency are correct. It is therefore critical to put your best case in at trial to gain a favorable recommendation from the administrative law judge. The transcript and exhibits from the administrative hearing serve as the evidence for you to use if you go appeal.
There is much more to the process, but ensuring you put your best case forward at each step is critical. Good counsel, counsel experienced in these investigations like I am, can help you avoid undeserved outcomes.