Opinion
With the possibility of the PRO Act passing, independent contractors face an uphill battle. Here's how the two primary tests for classifying ICs work, NAR's response to recent press coverage about the issue and steps real estate professionals can take — just in case
by Bernice Ross Mar 31
Opinion
If passed, the PRO Act would make the 'ABC' test for independent contractor status the law of the land and would classify most real estate professionals and almost all other gig workers as employees
by Bernice Ross Mar 16
Opinion
A job — any job that pays the bills — is essential to our financial health. But should the real estate business be considered 'life-sustaining'? And is the risk worth the reward?
by Erica Ramus Mar 31
Ahead of Tax Day, lawyer and tax expert Jason Holliday explains basic things real estate agents need to know about filing taxes as independent contractors
by Marian McPherson Mar 5
Jenny Wemert, team lead at Wemert Group Realty, told the audience at Inman Connect New York that 'agents want a home'
by Andrea V. Brambila Jan 29
Opinion
The majority of agents are ICs. Understanding what this classification means — and having a solid independent contractor agreement — is crucial for any successful brokerage
by Jay Thompson Dec 4
Employers must use a state-mandated ABC 'test' to classify workers as an independent contractor
by Marian McPherson Sep 18
The new bill, which would codify the landmark Dynamex ruling establishing a test to determine worker status, allows real estate agents to be exempt
by Patrick Kearns Sep 11
As law firms target real estate agents with Facebook ads inviting them to join class-action lawsuits against brokerages, California Association of Realtors (CAR) is telling agents not to join
by Patrick Kearns Jun 7
California Assembly Bill 5 is poised to change the rules surrounding independent contractors. But now, it includes an exemption for the real estate industry
by Jim Dalrymple II May 31
Following 2018 California Supreme Court Decision, similar cases expected to hit courts soon. 'We have another case where agent classification is also an issue,' lawyer says
by Andrea V. Brambila Mar 27
Michael Lissack has filed complaints in 8 states alleging the brokerage's agents should be classified as employees
by Patrick Kearns Jul 25
Opinion
It would have devastating effects on existing brokerage models that are built on head count and low fees
by Bernice Ross May 21
Cases that could have changed everything -- and what happened in each
by Amber Taufen Dec 27
The wife of a man killed in the collision argued that the brokerage exercised control over the agent
by Marian McPherson Dec 21