November 23, 1999

News Release Archive: ILAB Press Release: Labor Department Provides $6 Million in Grant to Help Eliminate Child Labor in Central American Coffee Industry

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

ILAB Press Release: Labor Department Provides $6 Million in Grant to Help Eliminate Child Labor in Central American Coffee Industry [11/23/1999]

November 23, 1999

Alabama Company To Pay $9,000 To Its 401(K) Plan Participants

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The U.S. Labor Department has obtained a partial settlement in its case involving an Anniston, Ala. non-profit corporation’s 401(k) profit sharing plan.

The action will result in $9,000 being recouped for the plan and will resolve a restitution issue concerning employee contributions of $8,331.82 not remitted to the plan for the period of April 30, 1997 to June 30, 1997, as well as interest which would have accrued.

November 23, 1999

Delaware Pension Plan Trustees Sued For Making Over $450,000 In Improper Plan Loans

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The U. S. Department of Labor has sued the trustees of the John E. Healy & Sons Pension Plan of New Castle, Del. for making over $450,000 in improper loans with plan money.

November 18, 1999

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Pension Embezzlement

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An executive of Columbus, Ohio-based Buckeye Technical Services, Inc. pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling $3,241 from the company’s 401(k) plan, according to documents filed in federal court today.

November 15, 1999

Labor Department Sues Florida Company Official For Failing To Forward Employee Contributions To 401(K) Plan

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The U.S. Department of Labor has sued a Florida pension plan official for deducting but not forwarding $84,521 from employees’ paychecks to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings and investment plan.

November 15, 1999

Proposed National Medical Support Notice To Cover More American Children

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Today the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing rules that would implement provisions of the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998 that are intended to help children gain access to coverage under their noncustodial parents’ employer-based group health plans.

November 9, 1999

Labor Department, IRS Extend Filing Time For Annual Reports Due To Hurricanes Floyd And Irene

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration and Internal Revenue Service today extended the deadline for filing annual returns/reports (Form 5500 series) due to Hurricanes Floyd and Irene.

The extension applies to employee benefit plans, banks and insurance companies located in the counties designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as federal disaster areas because of the hurricanes.

November 4, 1999

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Labor Department Releases Second Quarter '99 Garment Enforcement Report

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Labor Department Releases Second Quarter '99 Garment Enforcement Report [11/04/1999]

For more information call: (202) 693-4650

The U.S. Department of Labor recovered $ 153,199 in back wages for 548 garment workers during January, February and March 1999, for minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

November 2, 1999

Seafarers Union In Puerto Rico Sued For Retaining Welfare Contributions

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The U. S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent order requiring the Seafarers International Union of Puerto Rico, the Carribbean and Latin America to repay $374,729, plus interest, to its welfare plan as repayment for improperly retained employer contributions owed to the welfare plan.

November 1, 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 November 16 and 17 to continue discussions on developing a proposed rule on whether an employee benefit plan is established or maintained under a collective bargaining agreement.

October 29, 1999

Labor Department Sues Albuquerque Officials For Violations Affecting Employee Stock Ownership Plan

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The U. S. Department of Labor has sued Albuquerque, N.M.-based Reams Communications, Inc. doing business as ValuLine Long Distance, and its officials for a series of prohibited transactions that have reduced the value of the company-sponsored employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

The ESOP was established by Reams Communications in January 1, 1992. It had 102 participants and $1,093,631 in assets as of Dec. 31, 1995.

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: 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 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 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

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.

October 4, 1999

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

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September 29, 1999

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

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

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]