Court Rules Real Estate Agents Can Continue to be Independent Contractors

(c) Can Stock Photo(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – The Massachusetts top court ruled today (June 3, 2015) that real estate brokerages can continue to  hire real estate agents as independent contractors. The decision is a finding against a group of real estate agents who filed suit claiming they were treated like employees and should have been receiving hourly wages and benefits.

For more about this topic, we recommend this Boston Globe article by Jack Newsham and Dan Adams: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/06/03/sjc-says-real-estate-agents-can-treated-independent-contractors/21fnWOAXxsiZCVu8mITQuO/story.html

 

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Jeff Sorg

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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.