Resources

Write Your Elected Leaders

Whether you are a freelancer or business owner, we encourage you to contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators to advise them on bill S.3254 – the Employee Misclassification Act – and how its passage will affect contract interpreters and translators as well as interpretation and translation businesses. Below you will find links to help you identify and contact your Representatives and Senators.

Find email addresses for your elected leaders in Washington, D.C.

For freelancers:
Download a sample letter from a freelancer to a Senator.
Download a sample letter from a freelancer to a Representative.

For business owners:
Download a sample letter from a company to a Senator.
Download a sample letter from a company to a Representative.

Helpful Links

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Website
The IRS website offers information on all of the tax considerations and advantages/disadvantages of employees versus independent contractors. You can visit it here: www.irs.gov.

Incorporate Your Business
Depending on the hiring agency, as a freelancer you may be required to incorporate your business. Here’s a list of links to each state’s website for incorporation steps.

Download Fact Sheets

Find facts and statistics about contract interpreting: Contract Interpreter Quick Facts
Be sure you are classifying workers correctly: Pointers for Proper Employee Classification