Who hires online tutors from California?

As you may know, California has enacted some labor laws to protect freelancers, and many companies just stopped hiring from California.

So, what ESL companies still hire from California as of 2024?

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Chegg Tutors – Chegg is still posting in California for job openings so they are worth trying out.

Wyzant – to work for Wyzant, you just need to legally live permanently in the USA. They don’t specify anything about the state.

tutorme – tutorme posts jobs on Linkedin in California so they seem to be hiring from California, still

study.com – this is a platform open to all states.

What online teaching companies do not hire from California?

Cambly does NOT hire tutors from California: see here https://www.reddit.com/r/Cambly/comments/to2whs/california_tutors/?rdt=43636&onetap_auto=true&one_tap=true

Varsitytutor doesn’t say it on their website but other tutors say that they specify on their Linkedin job postings that they don’t hire from California

VIPkid isn’t hiring at all as of May 2024.

Some online teaching companies might refuse to hire tutors from California due to legal and regulatory reasons. California has stringent labor laws, especially regarding independent contractors, which could pose challenges for companies operating in the gig economy. Additionally, California has specific requirements regarding wages, benefits, and worker classification that some companies may find burdensome or difficult to comply with. As a result, these companies might choose to avoid hiring tutors from California to avoid potential legal complications and ensure compliance with state laws.

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Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL
Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL

Ingrid Maria Pimsner has been teaching for over a decade in various universities, nonprofits, and private academies. She has taught English as a Second Language for Lutheran Children & Family Service, Nationalities Service Center, Lernstudio Barbarossa Berlin-Tegel, and more. In addition to her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, she holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA from Maryland Institute College of Art.