May 27, 2003

Labor Department Obtains Consent Judgment Against Indiana Longshoremen’s Local Trustees Over Misuse of Fund Assets

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South Bend, Indiana - The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a consent order and judgment on May 20, 2003, in which the trustees of the pension and welfare plans of Local 1969 of the International Longshoremen’s Association of Portage, Indiana agreed to restore $497,225.83 to the plans, resign their positions and be permanently barred from serving employee benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

May 23, 2003

Labor Department Proposes Rules on Notices For COBRA Continuation Health Care Coverage

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced proposed rules clarifying the requirements for notices under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for employees, employers and plan administrators. The proposal provides guidance and model notices for workers and family members to continue their group health care coverage.

May 21, 2003

Labor Department Sues Minnesota Plan Administrator For Abandoning 401(k) Plan

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May 21, 2003

Labor Department Obtains Final Settlement of Lawsuit Against U.S. Alliance Fiduciaries

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May 19, 2003

Labor Department Sues Minnesota Company and Officials for Failing to Forward Employee Contributions to 401(k) Plan

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May 16, 2003

Labor Department Obtains Judgments Restoring Employee Contributions of Tulsa Engineering Company 401(k) Plan

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May 12, 2003

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Selects
"America Works Best When All Americans Work" As October's National Disability
Employment Awareness Month Theme

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao has selected “America Works Best When All Americans Work” as the official theme for October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

“The theme, America Works Best When All Americans Work, emphasizes the Bush Administration’s position of economic opportunity through job creation,” said Chao. “It also builds upon the accomplishments of the President’s New Freedom Initiative which has created opportunities for persons with disabilities to be fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce.”

May 9, 2003

Labor Department Recovers Employee Contributions to Retirement And Health Plans of West Des Moines, Iowa Company

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May 9, 2003

Labor Department Seeks Appointment of Independent Fiduciary For Orphaned Alabama 401(K) Plan

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May 8, 2003

Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao to Meet With 2003 ERISA Advisory Council

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Washington, DC - Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao will meet with the Advisory Council of Employee Welfare and Pension Plans on May 9, 2003 to swear in the Council’s new members and discuss ways to improve the retirement security and health coverage of America’s workers.

May 8, 2003

Employee Benefits Security Administration Releases Field Assistance Bulletin on Multiemployer 401(k) Plans

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May 8, 2003

Labor Department Obtains Restitution for Participants of Minnesota 401(k) Plan

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May 7, 2003

U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao Convenes
International Conference on Child Soldiers: Announces $13 Million U.S.
Initiative on Prevention and Rehabilitation

Announces $13 Million U.S. Initiative on Prevention and Rehabilitation

WASHINGTON—U.S. and foreign officials gathered here today for a two-day conference at the invitation of Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao to take action to eliminate the use of child soldiers and to rehabilitate those caught in such forced recruitment. Chao announced a $13 million initiative to support programs to counter the problem and to help former child soldiers rebuild their lives.

May 7, 2003

Tennessee Corporation and Former Executives Sued Over Improper Purchase of Company Stock for Retirement Plan

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Atlanta, Georgia - The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Elk Valley Professional Affiliates, Inc. (EVPA) of Fayetteville, Tennessee and its former corporate executives for imprudently using $1,075,892.42 of the assets of the employee stock ownership plan to purchase company stock at prices in excess of fair market value and to pay expenses related to the sale of the company.

May 7, 2003

Labor Department Restores 401(k) Assets of Minnesota Participants

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May 7, 2003

Watertown, New York, Company Ordered To Produce Plan Documents

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May 7, 2003

Labor Department Obtains Restitution for Participants Of Kansas Company for Misuse of Simple IRA Plan Assets

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Kansas City, Missouri - The U.S. Department of Labor obtained a consent order on April 29, 2003 ordering the president and owner of Netsource, Inc. of Olathe, Kansas and the fiduciary of the company’s Simple IRA Plan to restore $13,661.38 to the plan. The company was a computer consulting company that developed software for clients.

May 7, 2003

L.A. Creative, Inc., and Its Owners Make Restitution to 401(k) Plan, Barred From Dealing with Plans

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