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  • Qualification and Training of Court Interpreters
    Whether spoken or written, words lost or miscommunicated due to inadequate interpretation or translation may interfere with the court’s ability to determine the facts and administer justice. For limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, accurate interpretation is the only way that they communicate their side of the story, preserve their evidence for the record, and challenge...
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  • ¿Qué recursos tienen los obreros latinos bajo la ley?
    Por Jeff Alfonso Se publica este artículo con el consentimiento del periódico LATINO NEWSPAPER, donde se publicó originalmente el 21 de julio de 2017, vol. 390 Hay numerosos recursos disponibles a la comunidad latina.  A veces, no nos hemos enterado de ellos.  Por todo Carolina de Sur, muchas organizaciones brindan ayuda al público hispanoparlante.  He...
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  • What Resources do Hispanic Workers have Under the Law?
    By Jeff Alfonso This article is posted with permission from LATINO NEWSPAPER. It was originally published on July 21, 2017 in issue #390 There are numerous resources available to the Latino community.  Sometimes, we just aren’t aware of it.  Throughout South Carolina, many organizations can assist our community in locating help.  Here are a few:...
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  • September Eleventh, Chronic Illness and Change!
    If you would have asked me in the year 2000 what I would be doing in the year 2017, I probably would have told you “Running a trendy and successful hair salon!” A lot has happened since that time. A series of events that completely changed the course of my life and would eventually lead...
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  • When Good People Are Unethical: PROFESSIONALISM Part 3
    Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same...
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  • Interpreting for Company Meetings
    Do you have a substantial number of Spanish-speaking workers? Is your workforce composed of a variety of languages and cultures? Are you struggling to lower injuries and improve safety culture? Does your HR department have trouble transmitting important information to immigrant employees?     Challenge Many great companies enjoy a wonderful reputation and offer amazing...
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  • The Importance of No Cost Language Services
    It is important for courts not to burden limited English proficient (LEP) parties by charging them for court interpreting services, an approach that is fraught with problems. Providing certified (and qualified when certification in a language is unavailable) interpreter assistance at no cost to the parties serves the interests of all involved. An LEP person...
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  • ¿Qué derechos otorga la ley a los obreros latinos?
    Por Jeff Alfonso Se publica este artículo con el consentimiento del periódico LATINO NEWSPAPER, donde se publicó originalmente el 13 de julio de 2017, vol. 389 Conocer es poder.  Este artículo delinea los derechos legales que goza todo obrero bajo la Ley de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional de 1970.  Primero, repasemos el Resumen del Censo...
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  • What rights do Hispanic workers have under the law?
    By Jeff Alfonso This article is posted with permission from LATINO NEWSPAPER. It was originally published on July 13, 2017 in issue #389 Although there are other valuable resources to find help such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this article will consider your rights under OSHA. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Injuries...
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  • When Good People Are Unethical: PROFESSIONALISM Part 2
    Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same...
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  • Court Interpreters: Qualified versus Certified
    Have you ever interviewed someone who did not meet the qualifications?  Did you feel cheated out of your precious time? After all, that’s at least an hour that you will never have again.  Have you ever hired someone and later discovered that person misrepresented his qualifications? You have squandered more resources and money with no...
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  • When Good People Are Unethical: PROFESSIONALISM Part 1
    Imagine this. Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment. Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same time...
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  • Mayor Riesgo de Lesiones y Muerte de Obreros Latinos
    Por Jeff Alfonso Se publica este artículo con el consentimiento del periódico LATINO NEWSPAPER, donde se publicó originalmente el 23 de junio de 2017, vol. 1070 El último informe del Departamento de Trabajo EE.UU. demuestra que, en 2016, los latinos forman 30 por ciento de la mano de obra de construcción estadounidense.  Hay más de...
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  • Higher Risk of Injury and Death for Latino Workers
    By Jeff Alfonso This article is posted with permission from LATINO NEWSPAPER. It was originally published on June 23, 2017 in issue #1070   The latest research from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that in 2016, Hispanics comprised 30% of the United State construction workforce.  There are over 10 million construction workers nationwide; 3...
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  • Alfonso Interpreting Partners with Peak Safety Performance
    Peak Safety Performance is a leading full-service safety consulting company in South Carolina. Its mission is to build a high-performance contractor safety culture in the South Carolina Upstate. Alfonso Interpreting has a special focus in providing Spanish-language safety training. Jeff Alfonso is an authorized OSHA® construction and industry outreach trainer and is fluent in both...
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  • Staff Court Interpreter for a Day
    Most people take vacation. It is necessary for one to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge oneself to return to duty. When someone capable will cover the vacationing individual, the person leaves with a sense of relief. Staff interpreters also take vacation, but court dockets continue to be heard in their absence. The solution? Contract court interpreter...
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  • Conference Interpreting Teamwork
    Most people have very little idea what is involved in conference interpreting. They hire the sign the contract and move on to the other multitude of details needed to host a successful event. However, being aware of some of the challenges can be helpful a making the right choice when hiring quality conference interpreters. So,...
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  • Cost of Workplace Injuries: Direct Cost vs. Indirect Cost
    Direct costs: Tony Rosario worked in construction. He was on a roof wearing his fall protection. As the morning began to heat up, he crossed over to the other side of the roof where he had kept his water bottle. On the other side of the roof, his safety line had a lot of slack;...
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  • When Good People Are Unethical: Role Boundaries
    Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same...
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  • Three Ways to Sabotage a Multilingual Event
    All professions evolve as new applications, technologies, and procedures take shape. A primary reason why conferences are held is to disseminate information. This promotes idea exchange between delegates and participants. When conferences are multilingual, the knowledge bank increases exponentially.  However, there are a number of ways a multilingual event can go awry. This will leave...
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  • CATI’s 30th Annual Conference
    On Saturday, April 8, 2017, over 130 professional interpreters, translators, and related fields attended the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters‘ signature event, the 30th Annual Conference.  This event not only offers outstanding professional development, but also excellent networking opportunities.  This year’s event was hosted at Wake Forest University, Benson Center, in Winsto...
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  • 9 Methods I Use To Avoid Death By PowerPoint! – Safety Training
    The next ten-hour OSHA class is about to begin.  Employees enter and take their seats. For most of them, it has been many years since they attended school. Some of them never graduated high school. They are accustomed to physical labor; they are not looking forward to this class. Sure, it could be considered a...
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  • The Judge and the Interpreter
    Judges are busy court officers.  They have many hearings and trials to preside.  Additionally, they attend continuing education and serve on various committees.  When a judge hears a matter that has a limited English proficient (LEP) individual, a court interpreter will be needed.  How does the judge know that the interpreter will truly comply with...
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  • Sworn Translations vs. Certified Translations
    For those in the international banking and legal sectors, there can be many intricacies involving document translation. Time is usually of the essence. Therefore, it is vital that you know what type of translation is needed for the country in which you need to transact business. As an old Benjamin Moore commercial stated, “Doing it...
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  • When Good People Are Unethical: Respect
    When Good People Are Unethical:  Respect Imagine this.  Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious...
  • Human Resource Interpreting
    Many companies have a culturally and linguistically diversified workforce creating challenges for their HR department. They are faced with the challenge to effectively communicate safety, company goals, policies, procedures and benefits to multilingual employees with limited English. Clear, efficient and timely communication between all parties in the company is necessary in order to assure safety...
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  • Civil Court proceeding: Affecting life and property
    Thankfully, most people are law-abiding residents. Nevertheless, this does not mean that they avoid civil actions.  Some of the most unsettling experiences these individuals have are eviction and child custody proceedings.  Ejectment from one’s established residence can cause great upheaval in that resident’s life.  Property and emotional well-being can be lost.  When divorcing and/or never...
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  • How I address safety concerns raised by Hispanic employees
    In the previous safety article, I described the very common scenario that I often experience. While providing safety training, I notice that Hispanic workers stick together and often seem apathetic and unconvinced by the safety message. They view it as a requirement and go through the motions.  As I probe deeper to understand their point...
  • When Good People Are Unethical – Impartiality
    Imagine this, instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same time...

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