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Labor Department Rescinds Trump-Era Joint Employer Rule; A Democratic Majority at NLRB

Filed in Labor, Legal by on July 29, 2021 1 Comment
Labor Department Rescinds Trump-Era Joint Employer Rule; A Democratic Majority at NLRB

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced it will rescind a joint employer rule that took effect in March 2020. In a separate development, the Senate yesterday confirmed two of President Biden’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving the Democrats a 3-2 majority.

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Employers May File H-2B Visas for Returning Workers

Filed in Labor by on July 27, 2021 0 Comments
Employers May File H-2B Visas for Returning Workers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced today that employers may file H-2B petitions for returning workers under the FY 2021 H-2B supplemental visa temporary final rule. Employers may take this action if they are likely to suffer irreparable harm without these additional workers.

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What’s Under the House: Fill Dirt and Moisture Issues

Filed in Legal by on July 14, 2021 1 Comment
What’s Under the House: Fill Dirt and Moisture Issues

Two new construction liability resources explore what’s under a new home: Fill dirt that often causes issues and water seepage into basements.

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Labor Scarcity Will Increase

Filed in Economics, Labor by on July 9, 2021 0 Comments
Labor Scarcity Will Increase

The overall economy has 9.2 million unfilled jobs, nearly 300,000 of which are in the construction sector. NAHB economists expect labor to be a rising challenge for construction firms as the overall labor market heals in the coming quarters.

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Civil Case Over ADA Compliance Could Impact Home Building Websites

Filed in Legal by on July 8, 2021 0 Comments
Civil Case Over ADA Compliance Could Impact Home Building Websites

A California federal district court decision could impact builders, multifamily developers, remodelers and other businesses that offer goods or services through a website, if the site is not accessible to persons with disabilities.

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Supreme Court Allows CDC’s Eviction Moratorium to Continue Until July 31

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal, Multifamily by on June 30, 2021 0 Comments
Supreme Court Allows CDC’s Eviction Moratorium to Continue Until July 31

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is set to expire on July 31 to remain in place.

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CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July 31; White House Announces New Federal Initiatives to Prevent Evictions

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Legal, Multifamily by on June 24, 2021 1 Comment
CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium Through July 31; White House Announces New Federal Initiatives to Prevent Evictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today extended its eviction moratorium order until July 31, 2021, and indicated in a press release that “this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.” Due to a previous court ruling in which NAHB took part, this order should not apply to NAHB members who were members of the association as of Oct. 23, 2020 when the case was filed.

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U.S. Supreme Court Embraces Property Owner’s Right to Exclude

Filed in Legal by on June 23, 2021 9 Comments
U.S. Supreme Court Embraces Property Owner’s Right to Exclude

The Supreme Court rules that a “central importance” of property ownership is the “right to exclude” others.¬†

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Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage?

Filed in Legal, Material Costs by on June 16, 2021 0 Comments
Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage?

As home builders and remodelers adjust to soaring materials prices, one area that may be overlooked is the impact of prices on a project’s insurance coverage.

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Judge Affirms NAHB Members Exempt from CDC Eviction Moratorium; Other Landlords Are Not

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal, Multifamily by on June 4, 2021 0 Comments
Judge Affirms NAHB Members Exempt from CDC Eviction Moratorium; Other Landlords Are Not

A federal judge has reaffirmed that members of NAHB are exempt from the nationwide eviction moratorium imposed by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), but ruled that the exemption only applied to the plaintiffs in the case (including NAHB members) and not to all landlords nationwide.

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