SEC Announces Action Against Company for Using Confidentiality Agreements That Allegedly Could Deter Whistleblowers

By | Securities Matters | April 2, 2015

As we discussed in a post last month, the SEC has been closely scrutinizing whether companies may be using non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements that could discourage employees from acting as whistleblowers and communicating with the SEC about potential securities law violations.

Some Issues for “short-term” Loans Under the CFPB’s Contemplated Payday/title/high-cost Lending Proposals

By | CFPB Monitor | April 2, 2015
Some Issues for “short-term” Loans Under the CFPB’s Contemplated Payday/title/high-cost Lending Proposals

In this blog post, we share our thoughts on how the CFPB’s contemplated proposals taking aim at payday (and other small-dollar, high-rate) loans (“Covered Loans”) will impact “short-term” Covered Loans and the flaws we see in the CFPB’s ability to repay analysis.  (Our last blog post looked at the CFPB’s grounds for the proposals.)