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10 05, 2017

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting

2018-08-04T13:52:39-08:00

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting - Page 1 - About this Study Next to Page 2 - Report The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting 05.10.2017 By: Richard Antoine, MIB/MBA Executive Director About this study: The language industry is generally described as a “cottage industry”, with the overwhelming majority of companies having less than 5 employees and less than $1,000,000 in revenue. For a number of years there has been increased scrutiny by government regulatory agencies. A significant number of companies have been audited and fined for relying primarily on independent contractors to perform the services [...]

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting2018-08-04T13:52:39-08:00
10 05, 2017

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting – Page 2

2018-08-04T13:54:08-08:00

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting - Page 2 - Report Back to About this Study Next to Survey Response Data Report Some in government view translators and interpreters as low-wage workers, commonly abused by employers who misclassify them as contractors in an effort to escape taxes. While this behavior happens in some cases, this study found little evidence to support the idea that this is an intentional and widespread behavior or that it is applicable to the mainstream of the language industry. Some government agencies are auditing language service providers and applying fines and [...]

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting – Page 22018-08-04T13:54:08-08:00
10 05, 2017

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting – Page 3

2018-08-04T13:55:56-08:00

The Professional Linguist Perspective on Independent Contracting - Page 3 - Survey Response Data Back to Report Survey Response Data State of Residence A total of 118 responses were received from the group of 927 professional linguists who were invited to participate in this study. The linguists were located in 25 states with the largest number of respondents being from California (43%), followed by Massachusetts (8.5%), Texas (5%) Florida (4%) and Ohio (4%) with the other states combined having slightly more than a third of the total respondents with 34.75%. State Percentage California 43.22% Massachusetts 8.47% Texas 5.08% [...]

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