Independent contractor status for real estate threatened, but demise not imminent

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Takeaways:

  • Recent court cases inside and outside of real estate challenge independent contractor status of real estate agents.
  • Uber class-action case is being watched closely, though there is no direct correlation.
  • Industry has built-in protections in state and federal laws to protect independent contractor status.

Publisher Brad Inman discusses the Uber real estate case with June Barlow, general counsel at the California Association of Realtors.