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Independent Contractor

NAR opposes any erosion of the statutory provision of the the Internal Revenue Code Section 3508, which provides clear directives about how a real estate broker may classify his/her sales agents as independent contractors.

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 15, 2015
This resource provides information on state labor laws concerning worker classification for real estate professionals.
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.
June 9, 2015
Massachusetts’s highest court finds that license law allowed broker to properly classify salespeople as independent contractors.
May 8, 2015
Frequently asked questions regarding worker classification of real estate agents by brokerages, compiled by NAR's Legal Affairs department.
March 12, 2015
For brokers who classify their real estate salespeople as independent contractors, having a written independent contractor agreement is a fundamental element of successfully managing this relationship. Consider these helpful provisions for your independent contractor agreements.
July 2, 2014
This video gives an overview of the legal distinction between an “independent contractor” and an “employee” and discusses various state and federal laws concerning this distinction that pertain to real estate professionals.
May 29, 2014
The relationship between brokers and real estate salespeople is unique. Read NAR's guide for managing your relationships with independent contractors.
March 31, 2014
NAR legal staff discusses lawsuits challenging the independent contractor status of salespeople.