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Deaf Patient Unknowingly Let Clinic Remove Teeth

A deaf patient said she was unaware she agreed to have seven teeth removed after a Washington dental clinic failed…

New Zealand Hopes to Banish Jargon with Plain Language Law

New Zealand’s Plain Language Bill will require government communications to the public be “clear, concise, well-organized, and audience-appropriate.” For the…

“Blacklisted” Afghan Interpreters were Disqualified from U.S. Visas. Now They’re in Hiding

The rapid and disorganized exit from Afghanistan by the U.S. a year ago left many people in danger under Taliban…

European Parliament Interpreters Call Off Strike

Interpreters for the European Parliament have called off a partial strike, in place since June, after union representatives struck an…

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ATA Action Alert: Share Your Feedback on Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

ATA Action Alert: Share Your Feedback on Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

By ATA | November 10, 2022

This is a special follow-up Action Alert from the ATA Advocacy Committee. Read the original ATA Action Alert: Share Why Contractor Status Works for You. New Proposed Rule Could Classify…

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ATA Statement on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act

ATA Statement on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act

By ATA | November 9, 2022

Language services companies (LSCs) and, more broadly, companies of all kinds, rely on the skilled labor of translators and interpreters working as independent contractors. Currently, more than 75% of language…

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ATA Call to Action: Language Access in Health Care

ATA Call to Action: Language Access in Health Care

By ATA | October 4, 2022

Last week, the ATA Advocacy Committee called on our members to tell the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) why proposed changes to Section 1557 of the Patient…

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