How am I charged for interpreting services?

The reason for a 2 hour minimum is for several reasons. A two-hour minimum is an industry standard. Also, the interpreter is required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of an assignment. This also allows for interpreters to be able to make a living. The time it takes an interpreter to get from one job to the next can sometimes take between 45 minutes and an hour and a half. Having a two hour minimum will allow an interpreter to get compensated for an 8-hour day if only working 4 half hour jobs.