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Legal Pulse

Legal Pulse is a quarterly newsletter that analyzes trends in the previous quarter that impact real estate professionals.

Latest News and Updates
July 1, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled that a party may prove violations of the federal Fair Housing Act by either showing intentional discrimination or that the challenged practice had a disparate impact on protected classes.
July 1, 2015
Learn the ramifications of the important decision by Massachusetts's highest court affirming the ability of a broker to classify salespeople as independent contractors.
June 25, 2015
State RPAC committees must comply with annual IRS information and tax return filing requirements. Read the requirements and access IRS forms here.
June 24, 2015
Despite salesperson’s failure to comply with brokerage’s contractual requirements upon his departure from brokerage, Ohio court holds that broker’s failure to release salesperson’s listings to salesperson’s new broker was breach of independent contractor agreement.
June 15, 2015
This white paper outlines the present independent contractor classification issue facing the real estate industry and discusses the various ways state and federal laws approach the issue. Updated June 2015.

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