The Right to Remain Silent in Any Language

You Have the Right To Remain Silent Anyone familiar with America police drama TV shows, movies, or books knows these famous lines:   You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can [...]

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Court Decision: No “Absolute Right” to Waive Interpreting

We spend a lot of time talking about the circumstances under which organizations must provide interpreting services to their customers, patients, employees, and/or the public. But what about the [...]

The Interpreter Who Made Thanksgiving Possible

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Thanksgiving is rooted in the historic cooperation between the Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth Rock in [...]

A Win-Win: Engage Your Multilingual Workforce and Manage Risk

In our last blog, we discussed a recent court decision that found an employer’s anti-harassment workplace policy was “defective or dysfunctional” because a Spanish-speaking foreman (aka, a [...]

Court Finds Untranslated Employment Policy “Defective or Dysfunctional”

In the era of #MeToo, employers must carefully craft and enforce policies prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it’s also a [...]

The Struggle to Understand: How English Affects the Learning of Immigrant Students

In August of 2017, I moved my family from Cairo, Egypt to the Dayton, Ohio area … just in time for my three children to start school! I am a long-time translation and localization professional, [...]

Interpreters: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Over the past several years, the United States Department of Labor ramped up its scrutiny of the classification of workers as “independent contractors.” Both the National Labor Relations Board [...]

Reducing Stress with Medical Emergency Interpreting

Let’s face it. Going to the hospital is not something that anyone does for fun. It’s called an “emergency” department for a reason. Now, for a moment, add to the chaos of an emergency [...]

New Survey Reveals Language and Culture Barriers for Hispanics

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research recently surveyed nearly 500 Hispanic Adults in the U.S. on the important topic of communication in health care. While the survey [...]

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