FAQs: How Many Days Do I Need to Work?

 

Note: this article pertains only to SwingSubs employed as W-2 employees of Swing. It does not apply to 1099 independent contractors. 

 

How many days do I need to work per month?

As of September 7, 2021, Swing requires all W-2 SwingSub employees to work a minimum of 7 days per month. SwingSubs who are 1099 independent contractors are exempt from this rule.

 

Why does the rule apply to W-2 SwingSub employees?

There are costs associated with employing teachers as employees versus independent contractors. These costs include contributions to state disability insurance, if applicable, and to worker’s compensation. We also cover the costs of payroll provider fees, costs for state mandated training like harassment prevention, and health and 401k costs for those who qualify. 

 

In order to continue hiring and maintaining an ongoing workforce of substitute teachers as employees, Swing needs teachers to work a certain number of days per month to cover the associated costs noted above.

 

When will this rule be enforced?

Swing will expect you to work an average of 7 days per month from August 1-December 31, and January 2-June 10 to take into account winter and summer break. 

 

Where can I see how many days I’ve worked this month?

You can see how many days you’ve worked a couple of different ways.

  • Log into your ADP account and view your pay stub. Learn how.

Do I have to work exactly 7 days every month?

You do not need to work exactly 7 days each month. Rather, you need to work an average of at least 7 days per month over the course of each school semester from August 1-December 31, and from January 2-June 10.

 

Can I work a lot some months and work less other months?

Yes, you may work as much as you want in a given month and then work less the following month, as long as you average 7 days per month over each school semester.  Please keep in mind that Swing’s mission is to provide uninterrupted learning for students, so we prefer that you work consistently each month. 

 

What if I am unable to teach for an extended period of time?

We understand that unforeseeable events may prevent you from working for a certain period of time, and Swing abides by relevant state leave laws. If you are ill or if you anticipate not being able to teach for an extended period of time, please contact us immediately at www.swingeducation.com/support. We also encourage you to review your Employee Handbook, which can be found in your ADP WorkforceNow® portal for details on our Leave policies. 

 

Do training days or sick days count as a day worked?

Training days and sick days do not count toward days worked. Only completed teaching requests count toward days worked.

 

Do half days count as a day worked? What if I work two half days in one day? 

Any assignment you complete will count as a day worked, whether it’s a half day or full day. Two half day assignments completed in the same day will count as two days worked.

 

What if I am sent home early?

If a school sends you home early, that still counts as a day worked, as long as you have not been sent home for misconduct.

 

What if I need to cancel a request?

If you cancel a request, it does not count as a day worked. Learn more.

 

What if a school cancels a request on me?

If a school cancels a request outside 24 hours of the start time, it will not count as a day worked. If a school cancels a request within 24 hours of the start time, it will count as a day worked.

 

What happens if I do not work an average of 7 days per month?

If you do not work an average of 7 days per month during any given school semester, it can lead to termination if Swing’s review of your work history shows you have not been meeting the required minimum work days.  If you are unable to work for an extended period of time, please contact us immediately at www.swingeducation.com/support