Brokers and agents, beware! Misclassifying employees as independent contractors has potential to bankrupt your business

Do you run a brokerage or a team? Do you have someone who does part-time work for your business on the side that you pay as an independent contractor? If so, you may be playing with a loaded gun that can literally bankrupt your business …

ZipRealty settles final class-action agent compensation lawsuit for $1.7M

Real estate brokerage and referral site operator ZipRealty Inc. will pay $1.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by two real estate agents formerly employed by the company in Arizona. The settlement, which is subject to court approval, reso…

If you’re not happy at a big-box brokerage, consider striking out on your own

It’s a new year and the worst of the housing market crash is behind us, so maybe you have been thinking about switching to a smaller brokerage or starting one of your own. If you are happy where you are, …

In 2014, brokers will find new opportunities in often-ignored places

While no one has a crystal ball about what is coming in 2014, it’s pretty safe to assume that there will be new business models, exciting new technology and apps, plus a host of changes that no one could have …

When, and when not, to file Form 1099-MISC

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Compensating for tenant-repairman injuries

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ZipRealty settles California labor suit for $5M

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