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2000 Newsroom Archive

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

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December

  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit With Franklin, Tenn. Company [12/29/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Erickson Cosmetic Executives For Self Dealing of Pension Plan Assets and Unpaid Medical Claims [12/29/2000]
  • Agencies Release Year 2000 Form 5500 And Form 5500-EZ [12/29/2000]
  • Final National Medical Support Notice To Cover More American Children [12/27/2000]
  • Home Health Care Found in Civil Contempt of Labor Department Lawsuit, Official Removed and Independent Trustee Named [12/26/2000]
  • Senate Confirms Leslie B. Kramerich To Assistant Secretary Post [12/20/2000]
  • Labor Department Unveils New Health Benefit Tools For Consumers and Small Businesses [12/19/2000]
  • Labor Department Creates New Outreach And Communications Office [12/19/2000]
  • Kentucky Plan Trustee Ordered to Pay More Than $1 Million in Restitution to Esop And Retirement Plan [12/15/2000]
  • Wade & Sons Pension Plan Trustee Sued For Making Improper Loans [12/14/2000]
  • Public Disclosure Office for Labor Department's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration Moves [12/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Makes Recovery For Iowa Simple Retirement Arrangement [12/13/2000]
  • Labor Department Publishes Year 2000 Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements [12/12/2000]
  • Lack Of Fidelity Bond Precipitates Labor Department Lawsuit With Snyder Farm Supply And Pension Plan Trustee [12/04/2000]
  • Court Prohibits Md. Companies, Trustees From Depleting Pension Assets [12/04/ 2000]

November

  • Labor Department Seeks Comments On Retirement Saver Summit For 2001 [11/30/2000]
  • Bethesda, Md Pension Administrator Sued For Failure To Make Pension Plan Contributions [11/29/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues New Castle Engineering For Violating Federal Pension Law [11/24/2000]
  • Labor Department Issues Rules Strengthening Workers' Health Benefit Rights [11/20/2000]
  • Labor Department Obtains Approximately $5.5 Million In Settlement With Time Warner Over Pension And Health Plans [11/17/2000]
  • Pension Officials Sued For Mismanaging Illinois Pension and Welfare Plans [11/14/2000]

October

  • Labor Department Proposes Rules For Collectively Bargained Welfare Plans [10/26/2000]
  • Advisory Council on Employee Welfare And Pension Plans To Hold Final Meeting of Year Nov. 14 [10/24/2000]
  • Federal Court Names Independent Fiduciary To Manage Detroit Carpenters' Pension Fund's Participant Mortgage Loan Portfolio [10/23/2000]
  • Johnston, Rhode Island, Employer Ordered To Restore Health Plan Premiums Withheld From Employee Paychecks [10/20/2000]
  • Labor Department Finalizes Rule To Improve Security Of Small Pension Plan Assets [10/19/2000]
  • U. S. Labor Department Files Suit Against Warwick, Rhode Island, Company and Officers Alleging Misuse of Employee Profit Sharing Plan Funds [10/18/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Florida Law Firm And Pension Trustee Over Plan Loans [10/17/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Former Executives Of Employee Leasing Firm For Misusing Plan Assets [10/17/2000]
  • Agencies Respond to Requests For Extension of Form 5500 Deadline [10/06/2000]
  • Court Orders L.A. High-Tech Trustee to Repay Pension Plan Losses [10/05/2000]
  • Federal District Court Orders Audit Of Three Akron Employee Benefit Association Health Funds [10/02/2000]
  • Labor Department Files Suit Against Wayne Watson, Springville, Utah, Plan Trustee, For Pension Violations [10/02/2000]

September

  • Labor Department Secures Stipulated Order Appointing Receiver and Freezing Assets of Oregon Investment Manager [09/21/2000]
  • ERISA Advisory Council Working Groups to Discuss Recommendations For Reports to Labor Secretary [09/21/2000]
  • Kansas City Physicians Agree To Restore More Than $280,000 To Pension Plan [09/19/2000]
  • U.S. Department of Labor's Leslie Kramerich Talks About Investment Advice Before Pension Actuaries [09/15/2000]
  • Labor Department Seeks Comments On Disclosure Of Employee Benefit Plan Information [09/14/2000 ]
  • Former Trustees, Service Providers To Pay $750,000 To New York Hotel Trades Council's Dental Fund [09/14/2000]
  • U.S. Department Of Labor Reminds Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors Of October 16 Deadline For Filing 5500 Annual Reports [09/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Obtains Consent Judgments Against Trustees And Managers Of New York Health Plan [09/01/2000]

August

  • Nashville Federal Court Orders $2.76 Million Restored To Pension Plan Of Century Health Services [08/31/2000]
  • Employee Inquiry Prompts Labor Department Lawsuit Against St. Charles Couple And Company's Simplified Employee Pension Plan [08/28/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Millwright 1102 Funds' Trustees And Former Third-Party Administrator For ERISA Violations [08/23/2000]
  • ERISA Advisory Council Meeting To Follow Its Working Groups' Final Testimony Gathering On Their Topics [08/23/2000]
  • Federal Court Appoints Trustee To Oversee Abandoned Profit-Sharing Plan [08/21/2000]
  • Ohio Businessman Sued For Misusing Corporate Health Plan [08/21/2000]
  • Dairy Fresh ESOP Administrator And Trustee Are Permanently Removed In Court Action [08/18/2000]
  • Labor Department Recovers Over $400,000 For Delaware Pension Plan Participants [08/18/2000]
  • New Jersey Plan Administrator/ Trustees Sued By Labor Department For Self Dealing Violations; Ineffective Oversight [08/15/2000]
  • Labor And HHS Departments Send Report On Enforcing Child Medical Support Orders To Congress [08/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Settles Its Lawsuit Concerning Losses From Derivative Investments In Connecticut-Based Electricians' Plan [08/04/2000]

July

  • Labor Department Settles Its Lawsuit With Minnesota Company, Official For Failing To Remit Employee Contributions To 401(K) Plan [07/31/2000]
  • Labor Department Settlement Recovering Over $400,000 For Remarks, Inc Pension Plan [07/26/2000]
  • Labor Department Solicits Nominations For Employee Benefits Advisory Council [07/26/2000]
  • August Working Group Meetings Scheduled For ERISA Advisory Council [07/26/2000]
  • Minnesota Company Assessed Civil Penalties For Failing To File 401(K) Plan Reports [07/24/2000]
  • Labor Department Files A Petition For Civil Contempt And Secures A Court Order Against Myron G. Place [07/18/2000]
  • Secretary of Labor Hosts 5th Anniversary of Retirement Savings Education Campaign [07/18/00]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit With Texas Company Executives For Violating Employee Benefit Rights [07/10/2000]
  • Ohio Businessman Ordered To Restore Nearly $193,000 To 401(K) Plan [07/06/2000]

June

  • Maryland Firm Is Sued By Labor Department To Recover 401(k) Plan assets [06/29/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Maryland Trustee To Disallow Plan Debt From Bankruptcy Proceeding [06/29/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Dallas Employer And Plan Official For Violating Employee Rights Under Federal Pension Law [06/28/2000]
  • Labor Department Answers Additional Questions About Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements [06/22/2000]
  • Calif. Health Plan Officials Ordered To Pay $1.4 Million [06/21/2000]
  • Labor Department Settles its Lawsuit With Michigan Profit Sharing Plan Officials [06/21/2000]
  • Labor Department Obtains Final Settlement With Fla. Resort Pension Fund Officials [06/21/2000]
  • July Meeting Scheduled For ERISA Advisory Council Working Groups [06/15/2000]
  • Washington, D.C. Mental Health Center To Make Contributions To Pension Plan [06/14/2000]
  • Chicago Corporation Ordered To Pay More Than $17,000 Into Trust Account For Plan Participants [06/09/2000]
  • Labor Department Seeks To Recoup Simple IRA Plan Losses From Officer Of Des Moines Recycling Company [06/07/2000]
  • Wachovia National Bank and Former Medical Executive To Restore $42 Million to Pension Plan [06/06/2000]
  • Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Two New Funds for Federal Thrift Savings Plan [06/05/2000]

May

  • Labor Department Sues Ill. Company Over Abandonment Of Profit sharing Plan [05/30/2000]
  • Labor Department Recoups $166,666 For Teamsters 348 Health Plan In Akron, Ohio [05/22/2000]
  • ERISA Advisory Council's Working Groups to Meet June 1 And 2 [05/16/2000]
  • Labor Department Releases The EFAST-1 Application for Electronic Filing of Form 5500 Series [05/15/2000]
  • Stamford, Connecticut-Based Employer And Pension Plan Fiduciaries Sued By U.S. Labor Department To Restore Plan Assets [05/09/2000]

April

  • Illinois Corporation Ordered to Pay Labor Department $53,062 for Breach of Contract [04/25/2000]
  • Houston Plan Administrators Barred From Serving ERISA Plans [04/20/2000]
  • Labor Department Publishes New Questions And Answers On Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements [04/20/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Fridley, Minn., Company Official For Failing To Remit Employee Contributions To 401(k) Plan [04/19/2000]
  • Labor Department Adopts Amendments to Annual Reporting Requirements [04/18/2000]
  • Alabama Executive To Restore Money to 401(K) Plan Participants [04/14/2000]
  • May Orginizational Meetings Scheduled For New ERISA Advisory Council Working Groups [04/13/2000]
  • Labor Department Recovers Retirement Benefits For Participants of Milwaukee 401(k) Plan [04/06/2000]
  • Labor Department Files Lawsuit Against Manassas, VA., Trustees for Failure to Remit 401(k) Employee Contributions [04/06/2000]
  • Pension Agency Announces New Enforcement Strategy [04/06/2000]
  • Labor Department Announces Final Exemption On Interest Free Loans And Credit For Plan Y2K Problems [04/04/2000]

March

  • U.S. Labor Dept. Reaches Settlement With Avacon Corporation, Trustees For Pension Violations [03/29/00]
  • Former Officers of Bankrupt Chantilly, Va. Engineering Firm Sued over Misuse of Pension Assets [03/29/2000]
  • Texas Businessman Sued Over Diversion Of Pension Assets [03/28/2000]
  • Labor Department Co-hosts Sixth Annual Employee Benefit Outreach Program [03/28/2000]
  • Labor Department Co-hosts Employee Benefit Workshops with Six State Societies [03/28/2000]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit With Nashville Employer Over Failure To Put Employee Contributions Into 401(K) Plan [03/27/2000]
  • Pensacola Doctors Ordered To Repay Profit Sharing Plan Of Practice [03/27/2000]
  • Information on Health Benefits Available in Spanish [03/27/2000]
  • Plan Officials Of KY.-Based Radac Pension Sued For Undervalued Plan Stock [03/24/2000]
  • Labor Department To Recoup 401(K) Plan Losses From Former Louis Allis Company President [03/23/2000]
  • Agencies Grant Transition-Year Extension Of Deadline For Filing 1999 Form 5500 Series Returns/Reports By Employee Benefit Plans [03/22/2000]
  • New Hampshire Pension Plan Official Ordered to Forfeit Own Pension Assets to Restore Funds to Other Plan Participants' Accounts [03/22/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Central Valley Teamsters Health Plan Officials - Seeks Payment Of $3.6 Million In Unpaid Health Claims [03/20/2000]
  • Leadership Named Of The ERISA Advisory Council [03/20/2000]
  • Franklin Park, Ill., Plan Administrator Ordered to Restore $7,000 to Employee Benefit Plan [03/15/2000]
  • Fairfield, Connecticut, Company And Officers Charged In Federal Labor Department Lawsuit With Misuse Of Employee Pension Plan Funds [03/14/2000]
  • Pension Agency Announces Voluntary Correction Program For Employee Benefit Plans [03/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Publishes Application Form For Electronic Filers, Electronic Transmitters And Software Developers [03/09/2000]
  • Labor Dept. Reaches Settlement With Michael Howe For Pension Violations [03/07/2000]
  • Labor Department Seeks to Recoup Profit Sharing Plan Losses From First Capital Mortgage Corporation Officer [03/07/2000]
  • New Members Named To The ERISA Advisory Council [03/06/2000]
  • Minneapolis-based Firms to Make Restitution To Retirement Savings Plan [03/03/2000]

February

  • Monroe, N.C. Officials Sued For Misuse Of Pension And Health Benefit Assets [02/29/2000 ]
  • Albany, New York, Business Woman Sentenced to Serve 63 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Fraud and Embezzlement [02/29/2000]
  • Avon, Connecticut, Employer Repays Loan Interest to Employee Pension Plan Following U.S. Labor Department Investigation; Agrees to Court Order Prohibiting Future Violations of Federal Pension Law [02/24/2000]
  • Department of Labor And Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Launch New Savings Fitness Tool For Consumers [02/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Releases New Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements [02/11/2000]
  • Former Ohio Executive Sentenced For Embezzling 401(k) Assets [02/04/2000]
  • Labor Department Announces Final New Computer Scannable Form 5500 [02/03/2000]

January

  • Webster, Texas Businessman Indicted For Misappropriating Health Care Premiums [01/31/2000]
  • Labor Department Obtains Final Judgment Over Misuse of Houston-based Pension Plan Assets [01/31/2000]
  • Canadian Businessman Sentenced to Jail for Embezzling From Massena, New York Nursing Home Retirement Fund [01/27/2000]
  • Georgian Art Lighting Design Chair to Repay 401(k) Plan and to Settle with Health Plan Service Providers and Participant [01/20/2000]
  • Labor Department Posts ERISA Advisory Committee Reports On its Website [1/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Texas Company Executives For Violating Employee Benefit Rights [1/14/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Franklin Park, Ill., Plan Administrator for Using Fund Money to Pay Personal Salaries [1/13/2000]
  • Labor Dept. Files Suit Against Woodland Hills Man for Federal Pension Violations[1/11/2000]
  • Atlanta Trustee to Repay More then $175,000 to Employee Stock Plan [1/11/2000]
  • Labor Department Sues Detroit and Vicinity Carpenters' Pension Fund for Prohibited Mortgage Loans [01/05/2000]
  • Labor Department Final Rule to Protect Plan Investments in Insurance Products [01/05/2000]
  • Former and Current Officials of Reston, VA Pension Plan Sued by Labor Department for Failing to Forward Contributions [01/04/2000]
  • Labor Department Files Suit Against Beverly Hills Doctor for Pension Violations [01/04/2000]

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