October 28, 1999

Albuquerque Company Ordered To Repay Its 401(K) Plan

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A New Mexico State Court ordered Albuquerque-based R.B. French Fire & Sound, Inc. to pay restitution of employee contributions which the company failed to remit to the company’s 401(k) account and serve 18 months probation.

October 27, 1999

Minnesota Trustees Ordered To Correct ERISA Plan Violations Under Consent Order And Judgment

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Thomas Buchanan, William Buchanan, and John Buchanan, trustees of the Northern-Minnesota Wisconsin Area Health Care Retirement Plans for union and non-union employees of Donjer, Inc. and Buchanan Nursing Home, Inc. (BNH) in Duluth, Minn., were ordered to terminate the plans and make distribution of plan assets to plan participants under a consent order and judgment reached with the U.S. Department of Labor.

October 26, 1999

Labor Department Obtains Court Order Restoring Employee Contributions To Wisconsin Pension Plan

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The owners of Team Tooling, Inc. in Fond du Lac, Wis., were ordered to make restitution to the plan for failure to remit voluntary employee contributions to the company’s retirement plan and were permanently barred from serving in positions of trust to any plan governed by federal pension law, as part of a consent order and judgment obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor.

October 7, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Labor Department Opens Comment on Revised Proposals For Streamlining Black Lung Benefits Claims Process

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Labor Department Opens Comment on Revised Proposals For Streamlining Black Lung Benefits Claims Process [10/07/1999]

October 7, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Eli Lilly, 10 Others, Recognized by U.S. Labor Department as Equal Opportunity, Equal Pay Employers

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Eli Lilly, 10 Others, Recognized by U.S. Labor Department as Equal Opportunity, Equal Pay Employers [10/07/1999]

October 4, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Nabisco Agrees to Pay $5 Million to 3,130 Employees to Settle Overtime Case with Labor Department

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Nabisco Agrees to Pay $5 Million to 3,130 Employees to Settle Overtime Case with Labor Department [10/04/1999]

October 4, 1999

LABOR DEPT. REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH L.A. LAW FIRM, PARTNERS FOR PENSION VIOLATIONS

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October 4, 1999

Defunct Georgia Lighting Company And Owner Sued For Abusing 401(K) And Health Assets

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Georgian Art Lighting Designs, Inc. of Lawrenceville, Ga., and its owner have been sued by the U. S. Department of Labor for failing to deposit $48,988 of employee contributions into the company’s 401(k) plans and medical plan accounts.

September 29, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: PNC Bank Corp. To Pay $375,000 to Women Executives in Equal Opportunity Settlement

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: PNC Bank Corp. To Pay $375,000 to Women Executives in Equal Opportunity Settlement [09/29/1999]

September 23, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Kohler Will Pay Nearly $900,000 in Back Pay to Resolve Discriminatory Hiring Practices

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Kohler Will Pay Nearly $900,000 in Back Pay to Resolve Discriminatory Hiring Practices [09/23/1999]

September 22, 1999

ERISA Advisory Council's Working Groups To Meet On 1999 Study Issues

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The Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans will hold meetings for its three working groups on Oct. 5 and 6. All sessions will be held in Room N3437 A-B at the Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

September 20, 1999

Advisory Committee On Negotiated Rulemaking To Hold Public Meetings

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The U. S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Section 3(40) Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee will hold public meetings on October 13 and 14 to continue its discussion of the process and criteria to be used in developing a proposed rule on whether an employee benefit plan is established or maintained under a collective bargaining agreement.

September 16, 1999

New York Pension Fund Trustees Agree To Reimburse Plans

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The U.S. Department of Labor reached a settlement in three related lawsuits with trustees of three pension fund plans, based in Utica and Massena, which result in $3 million being repaid to the plans.

The defendants in the three separate lawsuits, which were filed concurrently June 12, 1998, in the Federal District Court in Binghamton, and the amounts they agreed to pay the pension plans are:

September 15, 1999

Waterport, New York, Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Criminal Charges Regarding The Misuse Of Employee Pension Funds

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William David Dickinson of Waterport, New York, has agreed to plead guilty to a one count criminal information regarding the misuse of employee pension funds in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

September 9, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Beverly Enterprises Ordered to Provide the Department of Labor Access to Corporate Headquarters

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Beverly Enterprises Ordered to Provide the Department of Labor Access to Corporate Headquarters [09/09/1999]

September 9, 1999

New York Bank Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor To Recover Losses To Employee Stock Ownership Plan For Which Bank Was Trustee

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Marine Midland Bank, based in Buffalo, New York, has been sued by the U.S. Department of Labor to recover losses to a North Tonawanda, New York, employee stock ownership plan for which the bank had served as Trustee.

September 8, 1999

Labor Department Reaches Settlement With Grigsby Brothers Paper Box Manufacturers, Portland, IN Pension Case

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September 7, 1999

Computer Firm Wins Competition To Process Annual Report Filings

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA) has selected National Computer Systems, Inc. of Iowa City, Iowa, to complete the development of its new Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Filing Acceptance System, known as EFAST.

August 27, 1999

Labor Department Sues To Recover Money For New Jersey Academy Pension Plan

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The U. S. Department of Labor has sued the trustees, an accountant and a “shell investment entity” for imprudently investing nearly all of the retirement plan assets of Montgomery Academy, located in Gladstone, N.J., in unsecured investments.

August 25, 1999

Ohio Firm And 401(K) Trustees Ordered To Restore Plan Assets

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Buckeye Technical Services, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, and trustees of its 401(k) plan have been ordered to repay $34,944.63 and the trustees have agreed to waive any rights to benefits from the plan as part of a consent order and judgment obtained today by the U. S. Department of Labor.