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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to establish COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination verification and workplace testing requirements for employers with over 100 employees.
In a follow-up conversation, NAR staff stressed the value in continued engagement with REALTORS® and industry professionals, especially appraisers. Learn more about the event.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an updated Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) effective beginning on May 5, 2021 until October 31, 2021.
NAR submitted its response to the FHFA’s request for input on the Enterprises Equitable Housing Finance plans. Check out NAR's suggestions.
On October 12, 2021, Rohit Chopra was sworn in as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
By midnight on September 30, 2021, the President and Congress must agree on a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government, or we could have a partial shutdown of some government operations.
If this bill becomes law, this amendment would authorize every notary in the US to perform remote online notarizations (RON), with appropriate safety standards.
While NAR supports efforts to improve and speed up Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funding disbursement, it opposes the requirement in the bill that housing providers not evict a tenant for an additional 120-days after applying for rental assistance on their behalf.
A rule requested by President Biden would require all private sector employers with more than 100 employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to submit to weekly testing.
In a letter to Congress, NAR expressed concerns on tax proposals that could negatively impact the health of the commercial real estate market and limit the production of affordable rental housing.
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