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Interpreters and translators, are you an independent contractor or an employee? The difference is very important because the distinction can affect your career and your livelihood. Under the Biden administration, officials are moving forward with decisions that will decide for you - independent contractor or employee. In our webinar, Bruce Adelson will discuss this fast-moving issue and explain the legalities you need to know for your career.

Learning objectives

  1. Provide interpreters and translators with an understanding of the law of independent contractor versus employee
  2. Provide interpreters and translators with updates on federal regulatory and Congressional developments concerning the employment classification of workers
  3. Provide attendees with recommendations about their employment classification, the classification's impact on their careers and the language services industry, and prospects for US Labor Department and Congressional action

 About the Presenter:

Bruce Adelson, Esq.

Bruce L. Adelson, Esq., is CEO of Federal Compliance Consulting LLC. He is a former U.S Department of Justice (DOJ) Senior Trial Attorney.  During Bruce’s federal career, he was responsible for enforcing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which requires federally funded organizations and governments to provide language access for limited English proficient (LEP) people.

Now in private practice, Bruce has assisted and consulted with multiple local and state governments, health care organizations, non-profits, courts, and law enforcement agencies concerning language and disability access. He has litigated and been an expert witness in many federal and state lawsuits concerning national origin discrimination, language access, disability discrimination, and voting rights.

He is a faculty member at Georgetown University School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches implicit bias, civil rights, cultural awareness, and organizational culture. He has also taught at Harvard, Cornell, and Auburn Universities, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and University of Baltimore School of Law. He is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Consultant to the Idaho Supreme Court and the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet 

Reasonable Accommodation:  

If ADA accommodations are needed for communication access such as ASL interpreters or CART please contact our Administrative Assistant at [email protected] or call (202) 505-1537 and leave a voicemail message.  At least 7 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate requests made less than 7 days prior to the event, but results cannot be guaranteed.