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HTMLCybersecurity Assessment Observations
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
In June 2014, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC") launched a pilot cybersecurity testing program utilizing upcoming state and federal regulatory examinations at more than 500 community financial institutions. The purpose of the effort was to assess how these...

 

HTMLMSRB Proposes to Extend "Gifts" Rule to Municipal Advisors
J. Andrew Gipson; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") on October 23, 2014, issued a request for comment on proposed rule amendments expanding application of Rule G-20 to municipal advisors. MSRB Rule G-20 presently governs gifts, gratuities, and non-cash compensation given or permitted to be...

 

Adobe PDFOSHA Guidance on Ebola in the Workplace
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 2014
OSHA has just released guidelines on protecting workers from Ebola in the workplace. Noting that employers are responsible for protecting workers from exposure to Ebola and chemicals used for cleaning and disinfecting, OSHA’s guidelines address cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, areas, and...

 

Adobe PDFImportant New OSHA Reporting Requirements and Proposed Rulemaking Regarding Injury and Illness Reporting
Jane H. Heidingsfelder; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 2014
Final rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015.

 

Adobe PDFFaulty Background Checks Can Be Very Costly
Sidney F. Lewis; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 5, 2014, previously published on October 2014
Unfortunately, many employers conduct background checks on applicants and employees without crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. Recent lawsuits and settlements totaling millions of dollars highlight the risk for employers who ignore the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act...

 

HTMLRegulators Expect Continued Focus on Fair Lending
H. Gary Pannell; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
Compliance with fair lending requirements continues to rank as a high priority among federal financial regulators. A panel discussion at a meeting of the Mortgage Bankers Association in late September featured representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection...

 

HTMLCFPB Finalizes Rule on Annual Privacy Notices
Robert L. Carothers; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014
On October 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") announced that it had finalized a rule to allow financial institutions that meet certain requirements to post their privacy policies online in lieu of mailing annual privacy notices to their customers.

 

HTMLLouisiana Licensure Requirements
Craig N. Landrum; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Effective January 1, 2015, all out-of-state consumer loan lenders (including on-line lenders) who originate and/or purchase Louisiana consumer loans will be required to obtain a Licensed Lender license from the Office of Financial Institutions of the State of Louisiana.

 

HTMLPentagon Proposes Amendments to Military Lending Regulations
Eric J. Dyas; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014
On Monday, September 29, the Department of Defense ("DOD") published in the Federal Register proposed amendments to its regulations implementing the Military Lending Act ("MLA"). The MLA, 10 U.S.C. § 987, and its implementing regulations, 32 C.F.R. Part 232, impose various...

 

HTMLCFPB Issues Special Edition Supervisory Highlights on Indirect Auto Lending
Neal C. Wise; Jones Walker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
On September 23, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") released its Supervisory Highlights describing its fair credit supervisory actions in the indirect automobile lending market. According to the CFPB, the term "indirect automobile lenders" consists of...

 


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