By Corean E. Hamlin, Director, Education and Licensing Division
Effective January 1, 2018, as required by the NC state legislature in NCGS § 143-765, all applicants for occupational licenses, permits, and certifications must disclose any investigations for employee misclassification.
Due to the new requirement, every licensee will be required to complete the renewal process individually. Brokers-in-Charge will not be able to renew the licenses of affiliated brokers.
All North Carolina Real Estate Commission applications — including broker, firm, limited nonresident commercial, and private school licenses, temporary practice permits, and timeshare registrations — have been updated to be in compliance with the new law.
All applicants must certify that they have read and understand a Public Notice Statement from the Employee Classification Section of the State Industrial Commission (http://www.ic.nc.gov/121317ECSPublicNotice.pdf) and must disclose any investigations for employee misclassification.
If an applicant does not provide the certification and disclosure, the NC Real Estate Commission is not permitted to process the application. Contact information for questions and inquiries is provided on the Public Notice Statement.
NCGS § 143-765 applies to applications for and renewals of all occupational licenses, permits, and certifications, so the certification and disclosure statements will be required during the license renewal process, which occurs annually between May 15 and June 30.
This article came from the February 2018-Vol48-3 edition of the bulletin.