Codes and Regulations

Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor will offer a public webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET, to provide compliance assistance on the final joint employer rule, which takes effect on March 16, 2020.

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Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on February 13, 2020 1 Comment
Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

The Trump Administration’s Public Charge rule, which NAHB fears could impede legal immigration at a time when the residential construction industry is facing a significant labor shortage, is set to take effect on Feb. 24.

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NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB today urged the House to oppose to H.R. 3962, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019, warning that the legislation would exacerbate the nation’s housing affordability woes.

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Building Codes Vote Marred by ‘Zombie Proposals’ Could Impact Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on February 4, 2020 5 Comments
Building Codes Vote Marred by ‘Zombie Proposals’ Could Impact Housing Affordability

The online vote to determine the next cycle of building codes had some very unexpected preliminary results, including more than a dozen energy code proposals that were resurrected from previous defeats.

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New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on January 24, 2020 2 Comments
New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

NAHB unveiled the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, a free app designed to help home builders, contractors and designers meet the accessibility requirements of the act.

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In a Big Splash for Housing, EPA Chief Announces New Water Rule at IBS

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Home Building by on January 23, 2020 8 Comments
In a Big Splash for Housing, EPA Chief Announces New Water Rule at IBS

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler today announced a final, new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) regulation at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas that resolves years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends.

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Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 13, 2020 0 Comments
Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

The Labor Department yesterday announced a final rule to provide a clearer methodology for determining joint employer status. The rule will provide employers clarity and certainty regarding their responsibility to pay federal minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

HUD announced a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule this week that represents a significant departure from the Obama-era final rule released in 2015.

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New Environmental Review Process Will Boost Infrastructure Projects

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on January 9, 2020 0 Comments
New Environmental Review Process Will Boost Infrastructure Projects

The Trump administration today proposed regulatory reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act that will boost infrastructure projects that are needed to support residential land development projects.

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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