The Washington Report covers legislative and regulatory policy activities, and is compiled by NAR's Advocacy Group policy staff. To receive this content via email, subscribe to NAR's Member's Edge newsletter.
The independent contractor regulation updated the definition of “employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), adopting an economic realities test for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors.
The $1.5 trillion bipartisan bill funds the government through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 and contains many NAR advocacy priorities, including flood insurance, affordable housing, and transportation. Read NAR’s full analysis of provisions important to real estate.
Check out NAR's response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) proposed strategic plan for 2022-2024.
NAR submitted a comment letter in response to the Financial Crime Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on anti-money laundering regulations for the real estate sector.
New rule, if finalized, will sweep more U.S. waters under jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act, leading to more delays in building more homes.
NAR asked Fannie Mae to delay implementation of this new requirement until Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and USDA adopt the same requirement to reduce confusion.
In a letter to the Congressional Healthy Future Task Force Affordability Subcommittee, NAR advocated for a return to expanded association health plans (AHPs).
Check out the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) response to NAR’s letter regarding the new condo documentation and reserve requirements.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) withdrew the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) that was issued on November 5, 2021.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is increasing the listing period for sales of HUD real estate owned (REO) homes from 15 days to 30 days.
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