AIJIC Letter of Support – SB 900

May 8, 2020 Senator Jerry Hill Chair, Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee 1020 N Street, Room 545 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: SB 900 (Hill) – Support Dear Chairman Hill: On behalf of the Association of Independent Judicial Interpreters of California (AIJIC), which represents freelance court interpre...

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SB 900 Not Moving Forward

SB 900 was scheduled to be heard today, May 14, 2020 at the Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee of the California Senate. The bill included AB5 exemption language for interpreters and translators, among them those with Judicial Council certification/registration, ATA certification and those belonging to AIIC....

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OC Courts Ordered to Produce Records to AIJIC

In October 2018, AIJIC sued the Orange County courts when they refused to produce records that explained their policy of randomly turning away privately hired court interpreters in the civil courtrooms. After a year and a half of costly litigation, the judge ...

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California Court Interpreter Credential Review Procedures

The Judicial Council of California has approved the , effective on January 1, 2020. The procedures put into place a process for the courts, the public, attorneys, other government agencies or private entities to submit a complaint regarding ethical violations or other acts of malfeasance that may call for sanctions on an interpret...

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Medical Coverage Through AIJIC

AIJIC members can purchase an affordable healthcare plan offered by Sedera and Apex. The components include: Apex Preventative Care Plan Add-on a Sedera membership for medical cost sharing to be used for accidents, illness, and unforeseen medical needs Teladoc telemedicine  (included with Sedera ...

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AB5: AIJIC Lobbies in Sacramento

On Wednesday July 10, 2019, AIJIC representatives traveled to Sacramento to speak before the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee to voice our concerns on AB5. The Commitee chair, Sen. Jerry Hill, convened the meeting and stated that testimony would be heard along these lines: six minutes from those in favor, six minute...

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Bill AB5: Help Us Stay Independent

In May 2019, the California Assembly passed Bill AB5, which, if passed by the Senate without revisions and signed by Governor Newsom, will deeply impact our ability to remain as independent contractors. So far, the bill exempts doctors, dentists, lawyers, architects, accountants, engineers, insurance agents, investment advisers, d...

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