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Classification of Licensees as Independent Contractors: Is There a Storm on the Horizon?

Classification of Licensees as Independent Contractors:

Is There a Storm on the Horizon?

By John A. Kauerauf, Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Several national industry publications have recently alerted broker managers to pending litigation filed by or on behalf of agent/licensees who claim that they ought to be classified for labor and tax law purposes as employees rather than as independent contractors.

Weekly 4-28-15

Final Countdown: Managing Broker Renewal Deadline is Thursday

Managing Brokers have until midnight on Thursday, April 30 to renew their license with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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Auxiliary Staff - IAR Transaction Helpline


Jeffrey T. Baker
IAR Transaction Helpline Attorney

Sorling Northrup Attorneys

Jeffrey T. Baker, is an attorney with the law firm Sorling Northrup Attorneys in Springfield, Illinois, and is the IAR Transaction Helpline Attorney.

A graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Mr. Baker received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Ethics Hearings

Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation

Helping neighbors in their time of need

Established in 2015, the Illinois REALTORS® Relief Foundation can help those living in communities that have been affected by natural disasters. Established by the Illinois Association of REALTORS®, IRRF is a 501(c)(3) organization developed solely for the purpose of helping in a time of need. 

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Make a donation

IRRF gladly accepts donations for assistance to disaster victims. Use the link below to make a tax-deductible donation. 



The National Association of REALTORS® has a REALTOR® Relief Foundation. The guidelines of this fund are different, so make sure to review this application closely before submission to make sure you meet the criteria. The form is here

Weekly 4-21-15

Renew Your Managing Broker License in Five Steps


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April 21, 2015




Illinois Market Stats Archives - 2015

2015 Illinois Market Stats Reports

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Data Archives

Quarterly Reports:

1Q 2015

Illinois home sales, median prices post double-digit gains in March

FOR RELEASE: April 22, 2015

For Further Information Contact: Stephanie Sievers, 217-529-2600

Weekly 4-13-15

See You In Springfield for REALTOR® Lobby Day!

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April 13, 2015



Move for Hunger

IAR has partnered with Move for Hunger, a non-profit that coordinates with moving companies to pick up non-perishable food and donate it to food pantries in communities nationwide. Through local REALTOR® associations, members have an opportunity to make a difference. Check with your local REALTOR® association to see if they are partnering with Move for Hunger and help fill a need in your community.