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Supreme Court Rejects Manufacturer’s Attempt to Limit State Court Liability

Filed in Advocacy, Legal by on March 30, 2021 0 Comments
Supreme Court Rejects Manufacturer’s Attempt to Limit State Court Liability

In a case with implications for the home building industry, and one in which NAHB filed an amicus brief, the Supreme Court upheld previous rulings on product liability in state courts.

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Podcast: NAHB’s Legal Victory on Federal Overreach of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

Filed in Legal, Membership, Multifamily by on March 30, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: NAHB’s Legal Victory on Federal Overreach of CDC’s Eviction Moratorium

On the latest episode of the Housing Developments podcast, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the recent legal victory in the federal overreach of the Centers for Disease Control eviction moratorium and what this means for NAHB members.

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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through June 30; Order Should Not Apply to NAHB Members

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal, Multifamily by on March 29, 2021 2 Comments
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through June 30; Order Should Not Apply to NAHB Members

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today modified and extended its eviction moratorium order until June 30, 2021.  Due to a previous court ruling in which NAHB took part, this order should not apply to NAHB members, though non-members will need to comply with the CDC order. However, all parties – NAHB members and non-members – must still comply with any state or local eviction moratoriums that remain in effect.

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Justice Department Provides Clarity to Ohio District Court Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

Filed in Advocacy, Legal, Multifamily by on March 25, 2021 12 Comments
Justice Department Provides Clarity to Ohio District Court Ruling on Eviction Moratorium

A recent statement by the U.S. Department of Justice has provided clarity on a recent legal decision to overturn the eviction moratorium decision by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention.

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In a Win for NAHB, Public Charge Rule is Officially Rescinded

Filed in Legal, Multifamily by on March 22, 2021 1 Comment
In a Win for NAHB, Public Charge Rule is Officially Rescinded

The Biden Administration has withdrawn a problematic immigration rule that hindered lawful immigration and complicated matters for affordable housing providers. Following invalidation in the courts, the Department of Homeland Security published notice in the Federal Register on March 15 that officially rescinded the “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” regulation, known as the “Public Charge Rule,” and restored the previous regulatory definition of “public charge” first set in 1999.

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Feds Seek to Overhaul Independent Contractor, Joint Employer Rules

Filed in Labor by on March 11, 2021 1 Comment
Feds Seek to Overhaul Independent Contractor, Joint Employer Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it intends to withdraw the independent contractor final rule issued on Jan. 7, 2021, and rescind a current regulation on joint employer relationships under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which took effect on March 16, 2020.

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NAHB Wins Legal Decision on Eviction Moratorium Case

Filed in Advocacy, Legal, Multifamily by on March 11, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Wins Legal Decision on Eviction Moratorium Case

On March 10, NAHB won a key legal decision when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio ruled that by issuing a nationwide eviction moratorium the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) exceeded the authority Congress had granted it.

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Final Independent Contractor Rule Pushed Back Until May 7

Filed in Advocacy, Labor by on March 5, 2021 0 Comments
Final Independent Contractor Rule Pushed Back Until May 7

The Department of Labor (DOL) has pushed back the effective implementation date of its final independent contractor rule from March 8 until May 7 to “allow the department to review issues of law, policy, and fact raised by the rule before it takes effect.”

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Court Ruling Means Navigable Waters Protection Rule Now in Effect in Colorado

Filed in Environment, Legal by on March 4, 2021 0 Comments
Court Ruling Means Navigable Waters Protection Rule Now in Effect in Colorado

On March 2, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a preliminary injunction on the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) issued by the Colorado District Court. The ruling means that all states are now regulated by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) — at least until the Biden administration develops a new rule or an amendment.

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill Strongly Opposed by NAHB

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Labor by on March 4, 2021 1 Comment
House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill Strongly Opposed by NAHB

The House on March 9 approved legislation strongly opposed by NAHB  that contains dozens of sweeping labor law revisions that would negatively affect the construction labor market at a time of critical skilled worker shortages.

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