Real Estate Agents Act 2008

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51 Employment status of salesperson


A salesperson may be employed by an agent as an employee or may be engaged by an agent as an independent contractor.


Any written agreement between an agent and a salesperson is conclusive so far as it expressly states that the relationship between the agent and the salesperson is that of employer and independent contractor.


An agent who engages a salesperson as an independent contractor is liable for the acts and omissions of the salesperson in the same manner, and to the same extent, as if the agent had employed the salesperson as an employee.