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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

RESPA and Section 8: Another Wake-up Call
January 26, 2015 Consent decrees issued (and not issued) last week demonstrate how having appropriate compliance controls can and will make a...

Did the CFPB Really Just Say That?
January 21, 2015 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a report showing that nearly half of all mortgage borrowers did not...

How Buying Leads Could Infringe on RESPA
January 12, 2015 Lenders should ensure they are not paying for referrals prohibited by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act when they...

More False Claims Act Lawsuits Lie Ahead
January 5, 2015 As a result of certain court decisions, government agencies like the Federal Housing Administration have even more latitude in...

CFPB Sues over Unclear Fees, Charges from a Third-Party
December 22, 2014 Mortgage companies must properly vet their third-party vendors to ensure that there is no litigation, fraud allegations, or...

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...

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