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SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on April 3, 2017 2 Comments
SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

The Supreme Court today refused to dismiss a case on whether a challenge to the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule should first go through district courts or be brought straight to the court of appeals.

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White House Seeks NAHB’s Help to Seat Gorsuch

Filed in Legal, Membership by on March 24, 2017 17 Comments
White House Seeks NAHB’s Help to Seat Gorsuch

As Senate Democrats prepare for a filibuster, the Trump Administration has called on NAHB to help speed the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court — and your association is honored to comply.

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‘Live Online’ Classes Begin in April

‘Live Online’ Classes Begin in April

Life doesn’t seem to be getting any less busy. But if you’re interested in investing six hours in some worthwhile education, you might want to schedule yourself some time in front of your computer on Tuesdays starting in April.

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Employer Alert: Use the New I-9 Form

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments

Because it wants to reduce errors and make it easier to complete the forms on a computer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and all employers are now required to use it.

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Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on February 17, 2017 2 Comments
Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Moisture-related flooring problems continue to be a long-standing issue for home builders. The National Wood Flooring Association has some solutions for NAHB members.

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HBAs Awarded NAHB Grants for Litigation

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal by on February 3, 2017 0 Comments
HBAs Awarded NAHB Grants for Litigation

The Legal Action Fund is a member service which allows HBAs and members to apply for grants of money, “friend of the court” or amicus briefs, and other assistance from NAHB, and is administered by NAHB’s Legal Action Committee. Six HBAs received grants last month.

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No. 1 Cause of Structural Failures

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on December 9, 2016 3 Comments
No. 1 Cause of Structural Failures

Improper drainage, active soils, or simply poor design are frequently the culprits. But research shows that, by far, the most common cause of residential structural failure stems from insufficiently compacted fill material. A new article on nahb.org reveals just how prevalent (and costly) the issue is, and how it can be avoided.

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Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on November 23, 2016
Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

In a victory for NAHB, a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 22 granted a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s new overtime. The rule, which was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, would double the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $47,476.

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Despite Court Stay, Clean Power Plan Continues to Unfold

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments
Despite Court Stay, Clean Power Plan Continues to Unfold

EPA has submitted the latest Clean Power Plan-related final rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, even though the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the underlying regulation to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

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Trump Announces ‘Most Likely’ Supreme Court Nominees

Filed in Capitol Hill, Legal by on November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Trump Announces ‘Most Likely’ Supreme Court Nominees

With the election of Donald Trump to become the next president, Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, is unlikely to be confirmed. President-elect Trump has already announced the names of 21 people he would “most likely” nominate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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