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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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Legal Action Fund Now Accepting Applications

Filed in Councils & Committees, Legal by on August 14, 2017 0 Comments
Legal Action Fund Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted 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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LANDS Conference Registration Opens

Filed in Education, Legal by on July 27, 2017 0 Comments
LANDS Conference Registration Opens

The schedule is being finalized for the the 2017 LANDS Housing Law CLE & Roundtable, NAHB’s annual cutting-edge continuing legal education program designed for attorneys, professionals within the home building industry, and academics involved in land-use planning, zoning, permitting, property development, environmental protection and related litigation.

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NAHB to Weigh in on DOL’s Information Request on Overtime

NAHB to Weigh in on DOL’s Information Request on Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a request for information on the Obama administration’s overtime rule, and NAHB will be submitting comments independently and as part of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity coalition.

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NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

The Massachusetts permit, as well as a nearly identical permit released by EPA in New Hampshire, includes new requirements for land-use controls for post-construction discharges. NAHB, along with several municipal groups, challenged both permits this year because of concern over new requirements, including the issue of federal overreach in the stormwater program.

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2 HBAs Awarded Legal Action Fund Grants

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Legal by on June 29, 2017 0 Comments
2 HBAs Awarded Legal Action Fund Grants

NAHB has awarded two Legal Action Fund grants to NAHB members locked in litigation that stands to impact the housing industry in their states. The Legal Action Fund is administered by NAHB’s Legal Action Committee, and provides grants, friend-of-the-court or “amicus” briefs, and strategy assistance to HBAs and members.

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Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

A case that was awarded funding from NAHB’s Legal Action Fund received a favorable decision on June 23, providing an additional dose of much-needed clarity to Vermont employers.

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Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on June 21, 2017 0 Comments
Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

There’s good news for developers who’ve grown weary from unreasonable neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects: A new report illustrates unique ways to appeal land use permit denials.

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Utah Builders Cheer a Legal Victory

Filed in Leadership, Legal by on June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Utah Builders Cheer a Legal Victory

Victory is sweet, and this video shows why the camaraderie that comes from HBA membership — and a little help from National — is even sweeter.

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