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1999 Newsroom Archive

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

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  • Leslie B. Kramerich Assumes Pension Post as Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor [12/21/1999]
  • Canoga Park Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Employee Pension Fund [12/20/1999]
  • Department of Labor Wins More Than $63 Thousand Judgment Against Memphis Company and President for Failure to Remit Plan Money [12/16/1999]
  • Labor Department Proposes Exemption for Plans Engaging in Securities Cross-Trades [12/14/1999]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit Against Florida Trustee for Self Dealing in Violation of Federal Pension Law [12/14/1999]
  • Daniel Maguire Appointed to Head New Health Benefit Office [12/07/1999]
  • Labor Department Settlement Restores More than $20 Thousand to Illinois Plan Participants [12/01/1999]
  • Labor Department Proposes Rules to Improve Security of Small Pension Plan Assets [12/01/1999]


  • Labor Department Proposes Interest Free Loans and Credit for Plan Y2K Problems [ 11/29/1999]
  • Alabama Company to Pay $9,000 to its 401(K) Plan Participants [11/23/1999]
  • Delaware Pension Plan Trustees Sued for Making Over $450,000 in Improper Plan Loans [11/23/1999]
  • Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Pension Embezzlement [11/18/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Florida Company Official For Failing to Forward Employee Contributions to 401(k) Plan [11/15/1999]
  • Proposed National Medical Support Notice To Cover More American Children [11/15/1999]
  • Labor Department, IRS Extend Filing Time for Annual Reports Due to Hurricanes Floyd and Irene [11/09/1999]
  • Seafarers Union in Puerto Rico Sued for Retaining Welfare Contributions [11/02/1999]
  • Advisory Committee on Negotiated Rulemaking to Hold Public Meetings [11/01/1999]


  • Labor Department Sues Albuquerque Officials For Violations Affecting Employee Stock Ownership Plan [10/29/1999]
  • Albuquerque Company Ordered to Repay Its 401(k) Plan [10/28/1999]
  • Minnesota Trustees Ordered to Correct ERISA Plan Violations Under Consent Order and Judgment [10/27/1999]
  • Labor Department Obtains court Order Restoring Employee Contributions to Wisconsin Pension Plan [10/26/1999]
  • Labor Dept. Reaches Settlement with L.A. Law Firm, Partners for Pension Violations [10/04/1999]
  • Defunct Georgia Lighting Company and Owner Sued for Abusing 401(K) and Health Assets [10/04/1999]


  • Erisa Advisory Council's Working Groups to Meet on 1999 Study Issues [09/22/1999]
  • Advisory Committee on Negotiated Rulemaking to Hold Public Meetings [09/21/1999]
  • New York Pension Fund Trustees Agree to Reimburse Plans [09/16/1999]
  • Waterport, New York, Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Criminal Charges Regarding the Misuse of Employee Pension Funds [09/15/1999]
  • New York Bank Sued by U.S. Department of Labor to Recover Losses to Employee Stock Ownership Plan For Which Bank Was Trustee [09/09/1999]
  • Labor Department Reaches Settlement With Grigsby Brothers Paper Box Manufacturers, Portland, in Pension Case [09/08/1999]
  • Computer Firm Wins Competition to Process Annual Report Filings [09/07/1999]


  • Labor Department Sues to Recover Money For New Jersey Academy Pension Plan [08/27/1999]
  • Ohio Firm and 401(K) Trustees Ordered to Restore Plan Assets [08/25/1999]
  • Rhode Island Labor Union and Employee Benefit Plan's Board of Trustees Agree to Restore Nearly $250,000 to the Plan as the Result of U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [08/24/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Nashville Employer Over Failure to Put Employee Contributions Into 401(K) Plan [08/16/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Bloomfield Hills Company for Failing to Forward Contributions to Plan [08/13/1999]
  • Regional Director Named to Head Federal Pension Agency in San Francisco [08/10/1999]
  • Labor Department Proposes Two Rules to Implement Summary Plan Description Requirements in Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 [08/05/1999]
  • Labor Department Solicits Nominations for Employee Benefits Advisory Council [08/02/1999]


  • Canadian Convicted of Embezzling Retirement Funds from Massena, New York, Nursing Home [07/30/1999]
  • Baton Rouge Home Health Company Officials Indicted for Pension Plan Fraud [07/23/1999]
  • Advisory Committee on Negotiated Rulemaking to Hold Public Meetings [07/20/1999]
  • Labor Secretary Herman Announces New Disclosure Information on 401(k) Fees [07/15/1999]
  • U.S. Labor Department Settles Lawsuit with Providence, RI, Home Care Agency Sued Over Employee Firing; Worker Had Complained of Unauthorized Health Insurance Deductions [07/14/1999]
  • President of Bourne, Mass,. Home Health Care Firms Sentenced in Criminal Wage & Paycheck Deduction Case [07/14/1999]
  • Michigan Company and Officials Ordered to Restore More Than $200,000 to 401(K) Plan to Correct Plan Abuses [07/12/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Alabama Corporation and Plan Trustee For Failure to Timely Remit Employee's Money [07/09/1999]
  • Labor Dept. Files Suit Against L.A. Computer Memory Companies, Individuals for Pension Violations [07/09/1999]
  • Executives of ASA Freight, Milwaukee, Ordered to Make Restitution to Health Plan Participants [07/07/1999]
  • Labor Department Settles Its Lawsuit with Brewster Dairy [07/01/1999]


  • Labor Dept. Files Suit Against L.A. Corporation, President for Pension Violations [06/30/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Gurnee, ILL., Company Officials For Depleting Two Pension Plans [06/29/1999]
  • Ohio Bank and Former Executive Settle Lawsuit Involving Misuse of ESOP Assets [06/28/1999]
  • Labor Department Solicits Comments on Computer Scannable Versions of the New Form 5500 [06/25/1999]
  • Erisa Advisory Council's Working Groups to Continue Gathering Information on 1999 Study Issues [06/25/1999]
  • Labor Department Settlement Requires Columbia Firm to Repay Pension Plan More Than $1 Million and Diversify Investments [06/22/1999]
  • Labor Department Testifies on Initiatives Encouraging Employers to Offer Retirement Savings [06/17/1999]
  • Labor Department Obtains Order Freezing Assets of Third-Party Administrator [06/11/1999]
  • Tacoma Pension Plan Officials Agree to Restore Losses in Court Settlement with U.S. Labor Dept. [06/10/1999]
  • White House Announces Labor Department Outreach To Inform Consumers about Mental Health Benefits [06/07/1999]
  • Community Care Systems, Inc of Wellesley, Mass., & Owner Agree to the Restoration of Nearly $140,000 in Employee Pension Funds [06/07/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Food Product Operators for Failing to Pay Health Plan Claim [06/03/1999]
  • Labor Department Seeks Public Comments on Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act [06/01/1999]


  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit Against Harris County 401(K) Plan for Violating Federal Pension Law [05/26/1999]
  • Nationsbank and Investment Advisor Restore Assets to Polaroid Retirement Plan [05/18/1999]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Barring Fort Wayne Trustee from Plan Management [05/18/1999]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgments Against Trustees in Lawsuit Over Pension Fund Misuse [05/18/1999]
  • Erisa Advisory Council's Working Groups to Take Testimony on 1999 Study Issues [05/17/1999]
  • Long Island Plan Trustees Plead Guilty to Pension Law Violations [05/12/1999]
  • Labor Department Gets Partial Settlement with Florida Resort Pension Fund Officials [05/12/1999]
  • Executive of Decatur, ILL. Firm to Guarantee Restitution to 401(k) Plan [05/11/1999]
  • Labor Department Seeks to Recoup 401(K) Plan Losses From Former Louis Allis Company President [05/11/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Trustees of Electrical Workers Pension Fund [05/05/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Harris County 401(K) Plan Official for Failure to Forward Employee Contributions to Plan [05/03/1999]


  • Massachusetts Pension Officials Agree to Restore Misused Employee Pension Plan Assets to Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuits [04/27/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Minneapolis Company, Retirement Plan Official for Violating Federal Pension Law [04/26/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Pennsylvania Plan Officials for Failing to Remit Employee Contributions to 401(k) Plan [04/26/1999]
  • U.S. Labor Department Reaches Settlement with Health Care Delivery Services, Inc. and its Directors; Over $208,000 Already Restored to Cover Pension Plan Losses [04/23/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Ohio Executive Over Misuse of 401(K) Contributions [04/23/1999]
  • ERISA Advisory Council's Working Groups to Take Testimony on 1999 Study Issues [04/16/1999]
  • Advisory Committee on Negotiated Rulemaking to Hold Public Meetings [04/08/1999]
  • Court Appoints Independent Trustee to Operate Florida 401(K) Plan [04/07/1999]
  • Dallas Businessman sentenced for Misappropriating Pension Assets [04/01/1999]


  • Trustees of Howard Beach, New York Teamsters Union Pension and Benefit Plans and Employer Settle Labor Department Lawsuit Over Improper Payment of Expenses [03/31/1999]
  • Owners of Houston Company Sued Over Misuse of Profit Sharing Plan Assets [03/29/1999]
  • Labor Department Reaches Court Settlement With GMP Associates, President in Pension Case [03/15/1999]
  • Labor Department Sues Sutersville Lumber Company Pension Plan Officials and Investment Manager [03/15/1999]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit with Ohio Corporation and Plan Trustees [03/05/1999]
  • HHS Secretary Shalala and DOL Secretary Herman Announce Medical Child Support Working Group to Improve Health Insurance Coverage of Children [03/03/1999]
  • Iowa Insurance Company to Refund More Than $6 Million [03/02/1999]


  • Pension Agency Hosts National Customer Service Day [02/17/1999]
  • Labor Secretary Names Chairs for ERISA Advisory Council [02/08/1999]
  • Kentucky Couple Indicted for Embezzling Pension Assests [02/02/1999]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit with Former Trustees of Maryland 401(K) Plan [02/01/1999]


  • Labor Department Fills Pension Post of Deputy Assistant Secretary [01/28/1999]
  • Labor Department Proposes Rule on Electronic Communications and Recordkeeping by Employee Benefit Plans [01/28/1999]
  • Former Fresno Pension Administrator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement [01/28/1999]
  • Memphis Pension Plan Officials Sued by Labor Department [01/25/1999]
  • Five Benefits Professionals Named to ERISA Advisory Council [01/25/1999]
  • Missouri Welfare Plan Employee Indicted for Embezzling Fund Assets [01/19/1999]
  • Public Hearing Set on Proposed Claims Procedures [01/04/1999]

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.