Ari Karen


Offit | Kurman

Ari Karen, an attorney at Offit Kurman, has counseled several mortgage banks and financial services firms on the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to allowing institutions to remain compliant with wage hour laws. He counsels clients in proactive and practical means of compliance with technical wage-hour laws and other labor and employment regulations. His litigation expertise includes unfair competition, fiduciary breach, partnership disputes, worker misclassification and minimum wage and overtime claims in all state and federal trial and appellate courts. He has spoken at several industry conferences.

Recent Stories From this Author

Don't Play Telephone with Vendor Oversight
May 19, 2015 Consent orders with Sprint and Verizon demonstrate the extent that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau expects businesses...

Nothing and No One Is Too Small for the CFPB
May 13, 2015 The CFPB's powers to initiate enforcement actions are nearly boundless.

Watch for Variations Among States' Minimum AMC Requirements
May 6, 2015 Implementing minimum requirements for appraisal management companies raise opportunities for varied and potentially...

How Quality Customer Service Can Keep Mortgage Lenders Compliant
April 27, 2015 When insensitive consumer policies are implemented the result can be a costly compliance violation.

How to Survive a GSE Audit
April 21, 2015 The message being telegraphed is consistent: lenders have been on notice to upgrade compliance and strict adherence is now...

CFPB Zeroes in On Mortgage Advertising
April 13, 2015 Lenders must act affirmatively to avoid confusion in the marketplace. A lender's obligations start before a relationship with...

Hold Off Rash Decisions About Overtime and Outside Loan Officers
April 7, 2015 The complexity in proving whether a loan officer is "outside" has caused many employers to abandon the classification - a move...

CFPB Enforcement Action Trends to Watch Closely
April 2, 2015 All areas identified by the CFPB in its supervisory report have particular relevance to the mortgage industry, and lenders...

Pre-Approvals, Part Two: Yes, They Will Soon Be Worthless
March 24, 2015 In the wake of confusion about the status of pre-approvals, an expert on compliance seeks to clarify, but exhorts the CFPB to...

Clarifying the Department of Labor's Loan Officer Ruling
March 18, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court Fair Labor and Standards Ruling will likely revitalize interest from the plaintiffs bar regarding FLSA...

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