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Doing Business in Canada: Language Requirements

FEDERAL LAWS - English and French are the official languages of Canada. The Constitution of Canada and the Official Languages Act guarantee that English and French have equality status and equal rights and privileges...more

En Español: HHS Agencies Issue Model Notices of Privacy Practices in Spanish

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) issued model Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) in...more

Court Reporters, Attorneys, and Interpreters – Best Practices

Court Reporters: When working with interpreters, court reporters have certain added responsibilities, and there are best practices that a court reporter can adopt to be more efficient. The first duty the court reporter has...more

Did You Know? ¿Sabía Usted? Employers Are Required to Post Some Labor Law Posters in Different Languages

Florida law requires employers to post certain state labor law posters in languages other than English. Employers must prominently display a poster notifying employees of the state minimum wage in both English and Spanish....more

Franchising in Quebec - April 2013

Bill 14 Amending the Charter of French Language: The Implications for Québec SMEs - On December 5, 2012, the National Assembly of Québec introduced Bill 14, an Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the...more

No Habla Arbitration: An Arbitration Agreement, to Be Enforceable With an Employee Who Only Reads Spanish, Must Be in Spanish

A Texas appellate court recently provided a valuable lesson in the very basics of arbitration agreements. In Delfingen US-Texas, LP v. Valenzuela*, the Court struck down an otherwise excellent arbitration agreement because...more

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