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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal by on January 13, 2022 1 Comment
Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate for employers with at least 100 workers.

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Jan. 19 PPP Webinar Looks at Loan Reimbursement for NAHB Members

Filed in Advocacy, Education, Legal by on January 12, 2022 0 Comments
Jan. 19 PPP Webinar Looks at Loan Reimbursement for NAHB Members

Any small business owner who took out a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) small business loan will want to sign up for a free webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. ET that examines PPP loan reimbursement and the measures taken to specifically help NAHB members.

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Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Filed in Economics, Labor by on January 11, 2022 0 Comments
Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Average hourly earnings for residential building workers have been growing fast recently, driven by the tightening construction labor market.

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Job Gains Slow in December

Filed in Economics, Labor by on January 10, 2022 0 Comments
Job Gains Slow in December

Job gains slowed sharply for the second straight month in December as the omicron variant began to spread.

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Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Material Costs by on January 7, 2022 1 Comment
Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

New construction has been unable to add needed supply to the market because domestic production from the sawmill industry has not kept pace with home construction gains since mid-2020, resulting in unsustainable gains for home prices.

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DHS to Provide 20,000 Additional H-2B Visas for U.S. Employers

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Workforce Development by on December 21, 2021 0 Comments
DHS to Provide 20,000 Additional H-2B Visas for U.S. Employers

The Department of Homeland Security has announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule making available an additional 20,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year 2022.  These additional visas will be set aside for U.S. employers seeking to employ additional workers on or before March 31, 2022.

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Court Lifts Stay on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate; Compliance Dates Pushed Back

Filed in Legal by on December 20, 2021 0 Comments
Court Lifts Stay on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate; Compliance Dates Pushed Back

An appeals court has lifted the stay that was blocking OSHA’s vaccination/testing rule. But the agency will allow companies more time to comply.

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NAHB Files Petition for Review on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Standard

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal by on November 15, 2021 5 Comments
NAHB Files Petition for Review on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Standard

The petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asks the court to examine OSHA’s rule requiring companies with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing.

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NAHB Doles Out $126,000 in Grants for Local Legal Challenges

Filed in Legal, Membership by on November 1, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Doles Out $126,000 in Grants for Local Legal Challenges

Five HBAs and one member received financial assistance from the NAHB Legal Action Fund to support litigation in local cases that also have interest to the broader home building industry.

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ALL NAHB Members Who Have Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal, Membership by on October 5, 2021 4 Comments
ALL NAHB Members Who Have Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

It may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t: Thanks to NAHB’s recent legal victory, every NAHB member who has received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan can have their loan forgiven.

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