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2005 Newsroom Archive

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December

  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Consent Judgment Restoring Funds to Portland Company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan [12/28/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sponsors New York Seminar On Compliance With Federal Employee Benefits Law [12/15/2005]
  • Hollywood, Florida Pension Trustee Ordered to Restore Almost $108,000 to Pension Plan [12/13/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues California Health Benefit Fund to Recover $1.2 Million for Unpaid Health Claims [12/13/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment Against Sham Florida Union for Payment of $11 Million in Health Benefits [12/08/2005]
  • Labor Department Publishes 2005 Form M-1 for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements - Online Filing Available [12/08/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Assist Retirement Plan Participants Of Defunct Delaware Company [12/07/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Former Hebron, Kentucky Company and Owner to Recover 401(k) Plan Losses [12/07/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Court Order Reimbursing $1 Million to California Health Benefit Fund [12/05/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Consent Judgment to Protect Employee Stock Ownership Plan Assets of Defunct Post Falls Company [12/02/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Date of 2006 Saver Summit to Help Americans Plan Secure Retirement [12/01/2005]
  • Health Law Compliance Seminar December 7 and 8 in Atlanta [12/01/2005]

November

  • U.S. Labor Department Acts to Improve Access of Hurricane Victims To 401(k) Loans and Withdrawals [11/30/2005]
  • Plan Administrator Indicted for Filing False Annual Reports with the U.S. Department of Labor [11/30/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Former Minneapolis Executives For Health Plan Mismanagement [11/22/2005]
  • Sudbury, Massachusetts Employer Restores More Than $10,600 to 401(k) Plan To Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [11/17/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues to Recover Funds for Middle Tennessee Union's Health Plan [11/15/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Connecticut Investment Firm to Restore Millions of Dollars Owed to Pension Plans [11/03/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Owner of Bankrupt Grand Junction Company to Recoup Pension Assets for Unitel Workers [11/02/2005]
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts Employer Agrees to Restore $130,000 to Retirement Plan to Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [11/02/2005]

October

  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Wilma Hits Florida [10/31/2005]
  • Trustee Agrees to Future Restitution to Defunct Rochester, N.Y., Company's Pension Plan - Agreement Settles U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [10/28/2005]
  • Trustee of Green Bay, Wisconsin, 401(k) Plan To Repay $24,520 To Profit Sharing Plan [10/26/2005]
  • $110,000 Payment to Plan Participant Will Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [10/24/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Court Order Restoring More than $17,200 to Atlanta Company's Retirement Savings Plan [10/20/2005]
  • Labor Department Web Site Assists Hurricane Victims Locate Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors [10/17/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains $700,000 Restoration to Michigan Plumbers and Pipefitters Pension Fund [10/12/2005]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Helps Hurricane Katrina Victims Preserve Health Benefits [10/11/2005]
  • Compliance Assistance Seminar for Retirement Plan Fiduciaries To Be Held November 2 in Cleveland [10/07/2005]
  • Detroit Trustee Restores Funds to Workers' Savings and Profit Sharing Plan - Agreement Settles U.S. Labor Department Suit [10/05/2005]
  • Compliance Assistance Seminar for Retirement Plan Fiduciaries To Be Held November 17 In Hartford [10/05/2005]
  • ERISA Advisory Council to Hold October Teleconferences [10/05/2005]
  • Labor Department Sponsors Los Angeles Seminar October 20 On Retirement Savings Options [10/04/2005]
  • Health Law Compliance Assistance Seminar October 18-19 in Salem [10/04/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Trustee for Abandoned Buffalo, New York, Retirement Plan [10/04/2005]
  • Health Law Compliance Seminar November 8 and 9 in Warwick, Rhode Island [10/03/2005]

September

  • Labor Department Obtains Contempt Order Restoring More Than $205,000 to Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, Retirement Plans [09/29/2005]
  • Defunct Rochester, New York, Firm and Owner Agree To Payment of Delinquent Employee Contributions to 401(k) Plan [09/29/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Appointment of Independent Fiduciary for Abandoned New York Retirement Plan [09/29/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Rita Hits Louisiana and Texas, Deadline for Areas Affected by Hurricane Katrina Also Further Extended [09/28/2005]
  • Fiduciaries Will Repay Haverhill, Massachusetts, Restaurant's 401(k) Plan to Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [09/27/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Settlement with Perry, Michigan, Business Owner to Restore Assets to Workers' 401(k) Plan [09/27/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring Assets To Bloomington, Minnesota 401(k) Plan [09/23/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Time and Areas Covered by Reporting Relief for Areas Hit by Hurricane Katrina [09/20/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Katrina Hits Florida [09/20/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Helps Hurricane Katrina Victims Preserve Health Benefits [09/19/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Action Helps Hurricane Victims Access 401(k) Plans [09/15/2005]
  • Labor Department Action Secures Distribution of 401(k) Benefits to Abandoned Piscataway Plan Participants [09/14/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Bankruptcy Ruling Protecting Nearly $170,000 Owed to 401(k) Plan by Bankrupt Reno Software Executive [09/12/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary for Abandoned New York 401(k) Plan [09/12/2005]
  • ERISA Advisory Council Sets September 2005 Meetings [09/08/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Katrina Hits Alabama Louisiana Mississippi[09/01/05]
  • Monroe, Michigan Firm Agrees To Restore Delinquent Contributions to 401(k) Plan [09/01/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Order Restoring Nearly $60,000 to Defunct Lansdale Company's 401(k) Plan [09/01/2005]
  • Owner of Defunct Houston Furniture Manufacturer Sued to Restore Employee Health Insurance Premiums [09/01/2005]

August

  • U.S. Labor Department Settlement Orders Lombard, Illinois Executive to Restore Retirement Funds and Pay Health Claims Owed to Providers [08/31/2005]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Obtains Consent Judgment Restoring Over $20,000 to West Chester 401(k) Plan [08/31/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Order Restoring Nearly $60,000 to Delaware Jewelry Company's 401(k) Plan [08/31/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Tornado Hits Campbell County, Wyoming [08/31/2005]
  • Labor Department Proposes Electronic Filing of Form 5500 Annual Reports [08/29/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Court Order Restoring Nearly $20,000 to Eagan, Minnesota 401(k) Plan [08/26/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring Funds to Maumee, Ohio, Workers' Retirement Program [08/24/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues To Recover Assets Of Northwest Indiana Carpenters' Pension Fund [08/23/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Settlement with President of Utica, Michigan Corporation to Restore Workers' 401(k) Assets [08/23/2005]
  • Trustee of Defunct Providence, Rhode Island, Company 401(k) Plan To Restore Over $12,000 to Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [08/23/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Seeks Independent Fiduciary To Manage Abandoned Fairfield, New Jersey 401(k) Plan [08/22/2005]
  • Labor Department Finalizes Qualified Professional Asset Manager Exemption [08/22/2005]
  • New Jersey Executive Indicted for Embezzling $500,000 From Pension Plan [08/18/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Pension Plan Trustees on Behalf Of Ohio Sheet Metal Workers - Suit Seeks to Recover Losses on Investments with Oregon Investment Manager [08/18/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues to Recover $165,000 for Roanoke, Alabama 401(k) Plan [08/16/2005]
  • Former Executive of Los Angeles Child Development Center Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Government Investigation [08/12/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Court Order Appointing Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned Liberty, Missouri 401(k) Plans [08/12/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Consent Judgment Restoring $17,928 To Gladstone, Michigan Profit Sharing Programs [08/11/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Order Barring Former Plan Trustee From Fiduciary Service [08/11/2005]
  • Former New Jersey Executive Restores $105,707 to 401(k) Plan After Pleading Guilty to Theft [08/09/2005]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues to Restore More Than $800,000 to New Jersey 401(k) Plan [08/09/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary for Abandoned Englewood, Colorado, Profit Sharing Plan [08/04/2005]
  • Charleston Profit Sharing Plan Trustee Sued to Restore Plan Losses [08/01/2005]
  • Labor Department Solicits Nominations for 2006 ERISA Advisory Council [08/01/2005]

July

  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary for Abandoned Gainesville, Florida, Profit Sharing Plan [07/27/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Applauds House Passage of Bush Administration's Plan To Reduce Number of Uninsured Americans [07/26/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Praises Senate Finance Chairman Grassley On Pension Reform Bill Markup [07/26/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Court Judgment Restoring Assets to Wisconsin Company's SIMPLE IRA Plan [07/25/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Dennis Hits Alabama [07/25/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Dennis Hits Florida [07/25/2005]
  • Labor Department Releases Advance Form 5500 Annual Report And Filing Requirements [07/25/2005]
  • Westwood, Massachusetts, Business Owner Agrees to Restore Pension Funds to Settle U.S. Labor Department Lawsuit [07/21/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Order Restoring Over $4 Million to TRG Health Plan [07/21/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring Assets To Participants of Tennessee 401(k) Plan [07/21/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned Illinois 401(k) Plan [07/19/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary To Manage Abandoned Profit Sharing Plan of Defunct New York Personnel Agency [07/19/2005]
  • Bedford, Texas, Mortgage Company Sued to Restore Pension Losses [07/18/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned New York 401(k) Plan [07/18/2005]
  • Labor Department Sponsors Kentucky Workshop on Complying With Federal Pension and Health Law [07/18/2005]
  • Media Advisory - HIPAA and Other Health Laws: Mississippi Compliance Assistance Seminar [07/13/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Court Order Requiring Riverside, California Companies to Comply with Administrative Subpoenas [07/13/2005]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit Over Abandoned Taunton, Massachusetts, Stock Bonus Plan and Obtains Appointment of Independent Fiduciary [07/13/2005]
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Announces $356.25 Million Bankruptcy Claim for Enron Retirement Plans [07/11/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Minnesota Company Executives To Protect 401(k) Employee Contributions [07/08/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Company Hired to Service Pension and Welfare Plans of Six Chicago Area Local Unions and Employer Associations [07/06/2005]

June

  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Court Order Restoring Over $700,000 to Maryland Engineering Firm's Retirement Plans [06/30/2005]
  • Labor Department Sponsors Free Bay Area Workshop on Federal Pension Law [06/28/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Halts Rockville, Maryland, Companies From Administering Benefit Plans Nationwide [06/23/2005]
  • Albuquerque Printing Company to Restore More Than $150,000 to Profit Sharing Plan [06/22/2005]
  • Chicago Businessman Ordered to Restore More Than $625,000 To Workers' Profit Sharing Plan [06/22/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Miami Corporation to Restore Employee Contributions to Abandoned 401(k) Plan [06/22/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Court Judgment Restoring More Than $12,900 to 401(k) Plan of Illinois Home Builder [06/21/2005]
  • ERISA Advisory Council Sets July 2005 Meetings [06/20/2005]
  • Settlement Restores Funds to Fort Wayne, Indiana, 401(k) Plan [06/20/2005]
  • Dallas Audio/Video Producers Sued To Restore Delinquent Employee Contributions to Pension Fund [06/15/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned Retirement Plan [06/13/2005]
  • Labor Department Testifies on Enforcement of Employee Benefits Law - Testimony Highlights Capital Consultant Investigations in Oregon [06/10/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary for Abandoned Massachusetts 401(k) Plan [06/07/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Bay Area Engineering Firm to Restore $134,000 Owed to 401(k) Plan [06/06/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Defunct Rochester, New York Firm and Owner To Recover Delinquent Employee Contributions [06/06/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned New York 401(k) Plan [06/06/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Settlement with Morris, Illinois, Executive to Restore Funds to Workers' Retirement Program [06/02/2005]
  • U.S. Department of Labor and Securities and Exchange Commission Issue Guidance Addressing Potential Conflicts of Interest of Pension Consultants [06/01/2005]

May

  • U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Ann L. Combs Commends GAO Report On Pension Funding Rules [05/31/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Default Judgment Restoring Assets To Pay Retirement Benefits to Employees of Minn. Company [05/27/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Officer of Michigan Business To Restore Lost Interest to Company's 401(k) Plan [05/26/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Seeks Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned Wilmington 401 (k) Plan [05/25/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Court Order Restoring Benefits to Participants of Hillsborough, N.C., Company's 401(k) Plan [05/24/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues To Restore Nearly $5 Million To Cherry Hill Union Benefit Plan Participants [05/16/2005]
  • Labor Department Official Commends SEC for Report On Pension Consultant Conflicts of Interest [05/16/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues to Protect 401(k) Assets For Employees of Bankrupt Portland Company [05/12/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues to Recover for Workers More Than $1 Million in 401(k) Assets Transferred to Michigan Employer [05/11/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Severe Storms Hit New Jersey [05/09/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Severe Storms Hit New York [05/09/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment Requiring Former President of Nashville Leasing Firm to Restore More Than $46,000 to Health Plan [05/02/2005]

April

  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Ordering Trustee to Restore Money To Illinois 401(k) and Health Plans [04/29/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment to Restore Delinquent Employee Contributions to Carmel, Indiana 401(k) and Health Plans [04/28/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Defunct Richmond, Virginia, Company Over 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan Violations [04/27/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Court Order Restoring More Than $61,500 to Former Gaston, South Carolina, Company's 401(k) Plan [04/27/2005]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Bars Pennsylvania Man from Serving as Employee Benefit Plan Fiduciary [04/27/2005]
  • Assistant Secretary of Labor Ann L. Combs Visits Kansas City to Highlight President's Plan for Retirement Security [04/22/2005]
  • ERISA Advisory Council to Hold First Meeting of 2005 [04/19/2005]
  • Regional Director Named to Head Dallas Federal Pension Agency [04/13/2005]
  • Bankrupt Alabama Firm and Executive Sued Over Delinquent 401(k) Employee Contributions [04/12/2005]
  • Labor Department Sponsors Workshop on Complying With Federal Pension and Health Law [04/07/2005]
  • President of New York Corporation Indicted For Embezzlement And Mail Fraud [04/06/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring More than $28,000 To Kentucky 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan [04/06/2005]
  • Regional Director Named To Head Kansas City Federal Pension Agency [04/05/2005]
  • Labor Department Proposes Expansion of Voluntary Compliance Program [04/05/2005]
  • Labor Department Settles Lawsuit With Bronx, N.Y. Carpenters Union Local Over Misuse of Benefit Plan Assets [04/04/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues to Recover Over $94,000 in Employee Stock Ownership Plan Assets For Employees of Defunct Post Falls, Idaho, Company [04/01/2005]
  • Labor Department Files Suit To Restore Delinquent Contributions to Monroe, Michigan, 401(k) Plan [04/01/2005]

March

  • Northern New Hampshire Women's Health, Pension and Employment Rights Focus of May 18 Conference in Whitefield [03/31/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Defunct Georgia Construction Firm Over Delinquent 401(k) Contributions [03/30/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Settlement with Solon, Ohio, Auto Parts Company to Restore Funds to Workers' Retirement Program [03/29/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Trustee of Pennsylvania 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan for Imprudent Investments [03/24/2005]
  • U.S. Department of Labor Sues Alabama Company and Executive For Misusing More Than $1 Million in Pension Assets [03/23/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains $4.3 Million Settlement for Plans Invested With Oregon Investment Manager [03/23/2005]
  • Labor Department Sponsors Seattle Workshop On Federal Pension Law [03/21/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned New York 401(k) Plan [03/21/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Corona Web Design Firm for Employees' 401(k) Funds [03/17/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring Nearly $48,000 to Moore Communications 401(k) Plan [03/17/2005]
  • Labor Department Restores More Than $11,000 to Defunct Charleston Company's Health Plan [03/17/2005]
  • Statement of U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao On Passage of Association Health Plan Legislation in House of Representatives [03/16/2005]
  • Labor Department Names Clisham to Head Regional Pension and Health Benefits Office [03/11/2005]
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Appoints 2005 ERISA Advisory Council and Leadership Posts [03/10/2005]
  • Labor Department Proposes Rules To Help Workers In Abandoned 401(k) Plans [03/09/2005]
  • Labor Department Testifies Before Senate Finance Committee On Administration's Pension Reform Proposal [03/01/2005]

February

  • U.S. Labor Department Seeks Independent Fiduciary For Abondoned New Jersey 401(k) Savings & Profit Sharing Plan [02/28/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Settlement Restores $12,500 To Florida Company's 401(k) Plan [02/28/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Diamond Bar Mortgage Lender to Protect Employees' 401(k) Contributions [02/23/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Settlement With Owners of North Carolina Trucking Company Over Delinquent Plan Contributions [02/23/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring $435,876 in Assets To Puerto Rican Union Health and Welfare Plan [02/18/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Georgia Construction Firm and Owner To Recover Delinquent Employee Contributions [02/17/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Requiring D.C. Insurance Broker to Restore More Than $950,000 to Clients' Employee Benefit Plans [02/16/2005]
  • Former Plan Official Sentenced For Embezzlement From Union Health Plan [02/16/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Menasha, Wisconsin Business and President To Restore Delinquent Contributions to IRA Plan [02/15/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Severe Storms and Flooding Hit California [02/14/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Bankrupt Delaware Firm and Executive Over Delinquent Employee Contributions [02/10/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Bay Area Firm to Protect Employees' 401(k) Contributions [02/08/2005]
  • Labor Department Proposes Rules on Notices Relating to Funding Status of Multiemployer Pension Plans [02/03/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Trustees of West Virginia 401(k) Plan Over Delinquent Contributions [02/02/2005]
  • Labor Department Protects Employee Health Premium Payments Against Bankruptcy Claims with Default Judgment [02/02/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring Assets to Minneapolis 401(k) Plan [02/01/2005]

January

  • U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Severe Winter Storms Hit Indiana [01/28/2005]
  • Labor Department Obtains Settlement with California Company of 401(k) Plan Reporting Violations [01/26/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Obtains Agreement with Fremont, California Firm Restoring Employees' 401(k) Assets [01/25/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues President of Nashville Leasing Firm Over Misuse of Health Plan Assets [01/25/2005]
  • U.S. Labor Department Sues Westwood, Massachusetts Resident to Restore Funds to Defunct Company's Pension Plan [01/19/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues Chicago Metallurgical and Profit Sharing Plan Trustee For Failure to Make Employer Contributions to Plan [01/12/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned Colorado 401(k) Plan [01/05/2005]
  • Labor Department Sues to Distribute More Than $600,000 To Participants of Abandoned 401(k) Plan of Defunct Indianapolis Company [01/05/2005]
  • Court Rules Indiana Marketing Firm and Executives Must Restore Losses to Health Plan [01/05/2005]

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