State laws for the classification of employees and real estate licenses vary in terms of determining the appropriate classification of real estate licensees. Some states explicitly recognize real estate permit holders as independent contractors when certain conditions are met, and other states remain silent about real estate permit holders, requiring courts to apply the applicable test to determine the appropriate classification. For this reason, it is crucial for real estate professionals to know the laws relating to the classification of workers in their states. The real estate agent independent contractor contract is a contract between a real estate company and a seller („agent“) that details the distribution of commissions and expenses between the parties. In most situations, the real estate company provides a work environment such as offices and equipment in exchange for a portion of the agent`s commissions. This Agreement may be used for residential or commercial real estate purposes. Labor Department Tips – Department of Payroll and Hours for Worker Classification Your State`s Department of Labor website Your state`s Real Estate Licensing Authority`s website. .