The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts is expected to decide a case that will have a resounding impact on the way real estate is handled under Massachusetts law.
The case, Monell, et al. v. Boston Pads, LLC, et al., will address whether the lower court judge properly exempted the real estate industry from the requirements set forth for independent contractors in Mass. G.L.c. 149, § 148B.
In the initial case, the plaintiffs worked for a real estate company, in which they were paid by means of commission. However, their positions were allegedly controlled and directed in a manner more commonly carried out in a typical employer-employee relationship. Such control included such factors as a dress code.