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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 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...

The End of the Pre-Approval
March 10, 2015 Lenders should carefully evaluate their business practices and the importance of an actual pre-approval process in the context...

The CFPB Will Not Be Ignored
March 2, 2015 The concept that lenders need to have systems in place to affirmatively detect and redress problems before consumers are...

Be Careful About Playing Up Your 'Government Lender' Status
February 26, 2015 A recent CFPB enforcement action shows that lenders must not only avoid misleading statements, but anything in connection with...

The Relationship between Marketing and UDAAP
February 23, 2015 Lenders must carefully ensure that all potential motivations for advice, recommendations, and referrals are provided to...

Deceptive Acts and Practices Enforcement Keeps Coming
February 9, 2015 When charging fees to borrowers with weaker credit histories, lenders should take great care to describe everything correctly...

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