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Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Legal by on June 13, 2018 0 Comments
Deadline Looms for Legal Action Fund Requests

Applications are due June 22 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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Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 12, 2018 0 Comments
Legalized Marijuana: Free Webinar Helps Clear the Air for Employers

New laws regarding marijuana use present unique challenges for employers, who now must consider the potential impacts on their workplace policies. To help address these challenges, NAHB is pleased to offer a new on-demand webinar, “Dazed and Confused: The Buzz Surrounding Legalized Marijuana in the Home Building Industry.”

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Supreme Court Backs Employers to Uphold Class-Action Waivers

Supreme Court Backs Employers to Uphold Class-Action Waivers

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 21 issued a 5-4 ruling that upheld class-action waivers in arbitration agreements. The decision essentially provides employers the right to insist that labor disputes get resolved on an individual basis instead of allowing workers to band together in class-action lawsuits.

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NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on April 30, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Jumps in on Supreme Court’s Gopher Frog Case

NAHB today filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of two NAHB members contesting a provision of the Endangered Species Act that would result in $34 million in lost property value to protect an animal that doesn’t even live there.

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Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Filed in Education, Home Building, Legal, Remodelers by on April 23, 2018 0 Comments
Protect Your Business: Construction Contracts & Law Live Online

Builders and remodelers could use a primer on contract law – and now they can have it in webinar format. The NAHB Construction Contracts & Law Live Online course will be offered over three consecutive Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. ET, on May 1, 8 and 15.

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New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

Filed in 55+ Housing, Construction Industry, Legal by on April 12, 2018 0 Comments
New York’s Highest Court Protects Business Partnership Principles

The New York Court of Appeals in March issued a decision that provides clarity for New York business partnerships, including those involving home building and development companies.

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NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on April 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Joins Ohio HBA in Construction Defect Case

In a case the home building industry is watching closely, NAHB joined the Ohio HBA April 10 in filing an amicus brief in the case of Ohio Northern University v. Charles Construction Services, Inc. The Ohio Supreme Court is reviewing a lower court ruling that an insurer has a duty to defend and indemnify a contractor against claims made by a project owner for property damage allegedly resulting from defective work performed by the contractor’s subcontractors.

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NAHB Settlement Clarifies ‘Critical Habitat’ for Endangered Species

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on March 20, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Settlement Clarifies ‘Critical Habitat’ for Endangered Species

NAHB and three other national trade associations have reached a major settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, committing the Services to reconsider two rules finalized by the previous Administration that made sweeping and unlawful changes to long-existing Endangered Species Act regulations.

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Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal, Multifamily by on March 13, 2018 1 Comment
Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate

Does your leasing or sales center ever have music playing in the common areas? Is there music playing over a speaker system at the pool, the community room, the fitness center or the coffee bar? If you don’t have the rights to play this music, you may be fined for piracy.

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6th Circuit Court Vacates WOTUS Rule Stay

6th Circuit Court Vacates WOTUS Rule Stay

There is a new development in the never-ending saga that is the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Today, the 6th Circuit took the formal action of vacating its temporary injunction and dismissing all of the challenges to the rule.

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