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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NAHB and its industry partners today presented their first brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that challenges the Waters of the U.S. rule. “The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the Waters of the U.S. rule because it is deeply flawed, arbitrarily written, and provides no clarity or certainty to members of the regulated community,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady in a press statement.
Impact fees have been a revenue generator in many city’s across the country for nearly 50 years, but they shouldn’t always be the go-to solution for financing public projects. This is especially true in the growing number of places where impact fees are likely being miscalculated and misused, as is the current debate in Bozeman, Mont., where auditors discovered misused impact fees totaling $7.2 million.