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President Signs Bill Enhancing Enforcement Of The Military Lending Act

On January 2, President Obama signed H.R. 4310, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, which includes provisions that enhance federal enforcement of the Military Lending Act (MLA). The MLA (i)...more

Leadership in the Compliance Function – Do You Encourage or Stifle?

There are many ways for a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) to exercise leadership in not only the compliance function but also across the many disciplines in which compliance impacts in any corporation. In this Sunday’s New...more

Congress passes bill giving CFPB authority to enforce Military Lending Act and creating civil liability for violations

The 2013 Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4310), currently awaiting signature by President Obama, makes several changes to the Military Lending Act. Last week, both the House and Senate agreed to the conference report....more

OCC and DOJ Announce SCRA Enforcement Action Against a National Bank

On July 26, the OCC and the DOJ announced resolution of actions brought against a national bank for alleged violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). The DOJ filed a complaint and consent order in the U.S....more

Burma (Myanmar) Sanctions Eased, but Companies Required to Report on Responsible Business Practices

On July 11, the U.S. government eased sanctions on financial services and new investment in Burma, while requiring that U.S. persons (including U.S.-organized entities) with cumulative investments in Burma exceeding $500,000...more

Spotlight on Auto Finance (Part 2 of 3): New Database to Combat Fraud Against Military and Veterans

The federal government is increasing scrutiny of financial services companies’ practices affecting active military members, veterans and their families. Earlier this year, the CFPB along with the FTC, the Department of...more

Auto Finance May Be DOJ’s Next Focus in SCRA Enforcement

The Department of Justice’s recent announcement that two towing companies have settled an action alleging violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) may portend further SCRA enforcement actions by the DOJ in the...more

Federal Court Creates New Exception to Pennsylvania At Will Employment Doctrine

Pennsylvania has long been considered an "employment at will" state – meaning that employers and employees may terminate their employment relationship at any time with or without cause or prior notice. However, the number of...more

Employment Law Commentary, February 2008

Employer obligations under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) have recently been expanded for the first time since its enactment in 1993. On January 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law the fiscal year 2009 Defense...more

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