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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

CFPB Complaint Plan Invites Abuses, Assures Higher Costs
July 21, 2014 Under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plan, lenders would need to respond to virtually every public complaint — even...

Time to Reevaluate the 'Mini-Correspondent' Model, ASAP
July 14, 2014 The CFPB's guidance provides no specific rules or bright lines – leaving the agency the flexibility to call it how it sees it...

Supreme Court NLRB Decision Has Ripple Effects for Lenders
July 7, 2014 A Supreme Court ruling overturning circuit court rulings in D.R. Horton Inc. v. the National Labor Relations Board is in...

It's What Your Loan Officers Say that Matters
June 30, 2014 Loan officers have traditionally been on an island with borrowers, with little management involvement in an originator’s...

The QM Safe Harbor Just Became Less 'Safe'
June 24, 2014 The CFPB has opened a back door by accusing a lender of engaging in unfair and deceptive acts in connection with originating...

CFPB Disregards Employment Classification to Find Kickbacks
June 16, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recognized a distinction in terms of the treatment of persons working for a company...

The Most Important Thing About Originating Non-QM Loans
June 10, 2014 By obtaining a third-party opinion that provides a reasoned analysis supporting borrowers' ability to repay, a lender places...

CFPB Shows No Signs of Forgetting about RESPA
June 2, 2014 Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act violations cited in a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau action suggest the...

It's What You Don't Hear About the CFPB that Can Hurt You
May 27, 2014 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week quietly issued over $70 million in fines to entities which have been...

A Reminder of the Risks from Lending Through Third Parties
May 19, 2014 Last month, BMO Harris Bank changed policies on auto lending to pay a flat percentage of the loan amount to auto dealers...

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