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Ari Karen

Attorney

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

Whose Email Is It Anyway
December 15, 2014 A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board, drastically changes the rights of employees using company email and...

Don't Get Burned by Joint Marketing RESPA Violations
December 8, 2014 Generally, advertising cost should be split pro rata based upon the amount of advertising space each party uses under the Real...

New Lawsuit Creates New Danger for HUD Foreclosures
December 1, 2014 While the lawsuit may not succeed, lenders should carefully evaluate adherence to required loss mitigation procedures on...

The Emerging Non QM Problem
November 24, 2014 In some cases lenders are using “safeguards” against for loans made outside the legal safe harbor for "qualified mortgages"...

Consent Order Bears Out Risk of Skirting LO Comp Rules
November 17, 2014 A fine levied against a relatively small lender shows that capitulating to the demands of staff on matters of lawful loan...

Is Disparate Impact Out?
November 10, 2014 Lenders cannot afford to relax when it comes to performing regression analysis and fair lending training, but may find if they...

Cures for Cap Violations
November 3, 2014 Although this is a benefit to lenders who make a mistake in calculating points and fees, it does not address problems...

CFPB Enforcement May Just be the Start of Concerns
October 27, 2014 A lender which paid millions in connection with a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau consent decree has been sued civilly in...

A Closer Look at MSA Exclusivity Concerns
October 20, 2014 Exclusivity provisions in marketing services agreements are not per se illegal, but their inherent anti-competitive nature and...

UDAP Risk Surfaces Again, Adds CFPB Insight
October 14, 2014 To avoid claims of unfair or deceptive acts or practices it is incumbent upon lenders to adopt practices that are unlikely to...

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