Our wonderful TOR Teachers continue to save the day on distance learning assignments on all platforms and we are constantly hiring great educators who can make the most of every teaching day.
Teachers On Reserve is ready to help you keep learning on track in every possible scenario – online, hybrid and in-person.
For those concerned or confused about California's AB5 law...
Q: Does AB5 prevent my school from using Teachers On Reserve?
TOR is 100% AB5 compliant.
Always has been...always will be.
Teachers On Reserve teachers are our employees.
Always have been...always will be.
In California, it's illegal to misclassify workers as "independent contractors" when they're not.
Unethical employers do this to avoid:
Other work-based employee protections
We don't operate that way.
We made the correct ethical and legal choice when we pioneered California's first private sub pool in 1987. We've been on the right side of this issue from day one.
Here's what California says:
"When a worker is misclassified as an independent contractor, he or she is not subject to California minimum wage and overtime protection laws. Additionally, the worker has no workers' compensation coverage if injured on the job, no right to family leave, no unemployment insurance, no legal right to organize or join a union, and no protection against employer retaliation. The misclassification of workers as independent contractors creates an unfair playing field for responsible employers who honor their lawful obligations to their employees. The misclassification of workers results in a loss of payroll tax revenue to the State, estimated at $7 billion per year, and increased reliance on the public safety net by workers who are denied access to work-based protections."
Over the years, we've seen competitors come and go.
Some have chosen to call their teachers "independent contractors."
If you are considering using any other substitute teacher staffing agency, you should be aware of whether or not they are complying with California's AB5 law.
If you have questions about any of this, we advise you to consult your lawyer.
Our client schools will always be able to rest easy knowing we cover our teachers with liability insurance, sick leave, family leave, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation benefits.
We provide teachers.
Partnering with TOR means you've got support – when a teacher calls in sick at 6 am, takes a well-planned leave or departs for another opportunity.
We recruit, screen, hire, train, schedule, pay, manage and insure our teachers for Worker’s Comp, Unemployment & Liability so you don’t have to. You’ll gain immediate access to our large pool of educators. We’ll get to know your school – what makes it unique – and we’ll hire with you in mind.
We’re picky. We hire resourceful, coachable educators who thrive on variety and excel in multiple learning environments. We train our teachers and give bonuses for advanced training to sharpen teaching and classroom management skills.
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