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NAHB Supports EPA Delay on Formaldehyde Rule

Filed in Environmental, Legal, Remodelers by on December 22, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Supports EPA Delay on Formaldehyde Rule

NAHB has filed an amicus brief supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extension of certain deadlines in its formaldehyde regulation for composite wood products. Administrative delays and technical amendments issued at the start of the Trump administration had delayed implementation of the formaldehyde rule, which was originally set for Dec. 12.

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More Wins for Home Builders and NAHB Legal Action Fund

More Wins for Home Builders and NAHB Legal Action Fund

Two recent Legal Action Fund victories demonstrate that patience is a virtue when it comes to litigation — and that NAHB’s Legal Action Fund is here to support NAHB members for the long haul.

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OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on November 27, 2017 0 Comments
OSHA Delays Deadline for Crane Operator Certification After NAHB Urging

Under the urging of NAHB, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by one year until Nov. 10, 2018.

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Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal by on November 15, 2017 0 Comments
Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

The deadline is fast approaching for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.

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Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Massachusetts Builders, NAHB Rein in a Federal Land Grab

Last summer, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule that would have illegally expanded Clean Water Act jurisdiction to include 900,000 acres of dry land in Massachusetts. NAHB and the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Massachusetts have nipped it in the bud.

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Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Filed in Education, Legal by on October 26, 2017 0 Comments
Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

If your home building or remodeling business is too small to hire full-time legal staff, you may also be finding it difficult to devote the time needed to get a grip on the legal documents that are part and parcel of a business no matter what the size. That’s why NAHB offers Construction Contracts & Law Live Online, taught in live webinar format over three consecutive Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21.

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Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears WOTUS Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument today on one issue that has arisen under the Obama Administration’s 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” — commonly called the WOTUS rule.

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Requiring Land Use Agencies to Justify Denials

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Requiring Land Use Agencies to Justify Denials

A prominent barrier to the development of affordable housing is unreasonable community opposition. This Oct. 10 presentation will explore the unique processes some states have enacted to handle land use denials.

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‘Connected’ Homes: Trends and Key Legal Issues

Filed in Home Building, Legal, Technology by on September 6, 2017 0 Comments
‘Connected’ Homes: Trends and Key Legal Issues

A look at the emerging trends in connected-home technology and potential liability concerns and ways to make sure you are properly conveying to customers any risks associated with this new and expanding market.

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Judge Strikes Rule to Double Overtime Pay Threshold

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on September 5, 2017 0 Comments
Judge Strikes Rule to Double Overtime Pay Threshold

A federal judge has struck down the Obama administration’s overtime rule that would have doubled the salary threshold for workers to be able to receive overtime pay.

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