April 11, 2003

Mental Health Parity Act Extended To December 31, 2003

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

April 10, 2003

Labor Department Signs Settlement Agreement with
Jimmy Dean Foods that Will Benefit 48 Female Job Applicants

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that is has entered into a settlement agreement with Jimmy Deans Foods, a division of Sara Lee Corporation. The settlement resolves the department’s allegations that Jimmy Dean Foods discriminated against female applicants for laborer jobs at its Newbern, Tenn. meat-processing plant.

April 9, 2003

U.S. Labor Secretary Appoints New Members To ERISA Advisory Council, Names Leadership

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

April 8, 2003

Oklahoma Employee Leasing Firm, Owner To Restore Delinquent Plan Contributions

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

April 7, 2003

Labor Department Publishes Rules for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements

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April 4, 2003

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

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April 1, 2003

Labor Department Sues Florida Corporation President for Abandonment of 401(k) Plan

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March 31, 2003

Businesses Can "Do Good" and "Do Well" Through Tax Breaks Offered to
Companies that Hire People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and her Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) today reminded businesses that they can “do well” and “do good” by taking advantage of tax breaks offered to companies that hire people with disabilities.

March 31, 2003

Labor Department Sues Cook County Company Plan Trustee For Failing to Forward Employee Contributions and Loan Repayments

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

March 28, 2003

Labor Department Sues Trustees of Bronx, New York Carpenters Benefit Plans Over Misuse of Plan Assets

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

March 27, 2003

U.S. Department of Labor Proposal Will Secure
Overtime for 1.3 Million More Low-Wage Workers: Department Seeks to Modernize
50-Year-Old Wage Regulations

Department Seeks to Modernize 50-Year-Old Wage Regulations

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor today published a proposal to modernize its 50-year-old regulations defining exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for “white-collar” employees, a measure that will help small businesses grow and guarantee overtime pay for 1.3 million more low-wage workers.

March 24, 2003

Labor Department Seeks Independent Fiduciary for 401(k) Plan Of Defunct New York City Firm

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

March 24, 2003

Former Georgia Training Fund Coordinator Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

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March 20, 2003

Labor Department Sues Defunct Money Centre For Failure to Pay Health Claims

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March 19, 2003

Labor Department Sues Ohio Glass Company and 401(k) Plan Trustee Over Delinquent Employee Contributions and Loan Payments

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March 18, 2003

Labor Department Sues Retirement Plan Trustee For Misusing Plan Assets to Pay Legal Fees

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March 17, 2003

Alexandria, Minnesota SIMPLE IRA Plan Official Agrees To Repay Plan for Delinquent Contributions

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Minneapolis, Minnesota - The president of Double A Electric, Inc. of Alexandria, Minnesota, agreed to repay $8,937.27 to the company’s SIMPLE IRA plan for failure to forward employee contributions, according to a consent order and judgment obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor on March 17.

Loren Koenen also waived his rights to the non-remitted contributions and to any proceeds in the company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

March 17, 2003

Labor Department Announces Electronic Access To Health Filings on MEWAs

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March 17, 2003

Labor Department Settles Pension Plan Lawsuit Against Bankrupt Owner of Michigan Company

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March 14, 2003

Executives Of Defunct Maryland Computer Firm Sued To Recover 401(K) Assets

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