October 3, 2002

Secretary of Labor Announces $14 Million in Grants to Support New
Freedom Initiative

WASHINGTON - U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced $14.4 million in federal grants that will support the President's New Freedom Initiative goal to integrate Americans with disabilities into the workforce. Thirty-eight grants, ranging from $83,000 to $1 million, have been awarded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy.

October 3, 2002

Owner of Defunct Minnesota Printing Company To Repay Over $45,000 to 401(K) Plan

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October 1, 2002

Grizzard Sworn-in as the First Assistant Secretary for Disability
Employment Policy

WASHINGTON – A new chapter in Department of Labor history was opened today when Secretary Elaine L. Chao administered the oath of office to W. Roy Grizzard. Grizzard is the first person in the department to hold the position of Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. The Office of Disability Employment Policy was authorized by Congress in the fiscal 2001 Labor Department appropriation.

October 1, 2002

Mississippi State Medical Association Employee Sentenced To Probation for Embezzling Health Plan Funds

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

September 30, 2002

Labor Department Settles Lawsuit with Colorado Springs-Based Johnson Plumbing Plan Official

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September 27, 2002

Labor Department Sues Eyeglass Factory Plans’ Official For Failure to Forward Employee Contributions

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September 27, 2002

Labor Department Sues Trustee Of Illinois Profit Sharing Plan For Failure to Forward Employee Contributions

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September 27, 2002

Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Calls on Congress to Pass Association Health Plan Legislation

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September 27, 2002

Labor Department Sues Eyeglass Factory Plans’ Official For Failure to Forward Employee Contributions

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September 27, 2002

Labor Department Sues Eyeglass Factory Plans’ Official For Failure to Forward Employee Contributions

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September 26, 2002

Labor Department Awards $1

Project to Provide Assistance on Education and Training

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1.5 million grant to CARE to develop and implement educational and vocational programs to combat the worst forms of child labor in Bolivia. The project, part of the department’s Child Labor Education Initiative, will improve access to basic quality education for children working or at-risk of working.

September 26, 2002

Labor Department Sues Executives of Two Defunct California Companies For Failing to Remit Employee Contributions

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September 26, 2002

Technical Amendment Extends Mental Health Parity Act Regulatory Sunset Date to December 31, 2002

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September 26, 2002

Labor Department Lawsuit Settled With RADAC Corporation Officials Over Employee Stock Ownership Plan

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September 25, 2002

Colorado-Based Einstein Brothers Bagels Agrees to Pay $495,930 in
Back Overtime Wages to Employees in 27 State

GOLDEN, Colo. – A Colorado-based national chain of bagel restaurants has paid $495,930.93 in back overtime wages to 424 assistant managers in 27 states nationwide following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

September 25, 2002

Labor Department Sues Beaumont, Texas Mortgage Lender Over Employee Contributions to Health Plan

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September 18, 2002

Electronic Form Now Available for Submission of Davis-Bacon Wage
Survey Data

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced today a new web site that allows participants in Davis-Bacon prevailing wage surveys to easily and securely submit data using an electronic Form WD-10 (Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates).

The web site address is https://www.dol-esa.gov/wd10

September 17, 2002

Media Advisory - HIPAA and Other Health Laws: Compliance Assistance Seminar

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September 16, 2002

Labor Department’s Lawsuit Names Independent Fiduciary To Terminate Sun Country Airline’s Pension Plan

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