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Webinar: The Employer’s Obligations to Translate

Start:
August 31, 2016 1:30 pm
End:
August 31, 2016 3:00 pm
Cost:
110/129/159
Organizer:
Laurie Silvey
Phone:
217-522-5512
Email:
lsilvey@ilchamber.org
Venue:
online

Taught by attorney Jon Hoag of SmithAmundsen  Register
& Angelo Passalacqua of Burg Translations

Employing non-English speaking workers is now commonplace. The language barriers can
create difficulties with day-to-day operations and also create unique legal risk. Numerous employment laws include obligations for employers to provide sufficient notice (often
written notice) to employees. Many of these laws have incorporated specific requirements
for employers to translate such notices into the employee’s native language. Even when the law does not have an express requirement to provide a translation, the employer might find itself on the losing end of legal action if unable to prove it provided the requisite notice in a language the employee could understand. This webinar is intended to identify the legal
requirements associated with translating employment documents for non-English speaking
employees. In addition, this webinar will cover the practical steps and options involved in obtaining professional translation services.

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