October 6, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Sues Trustees of Union Health Plan For Over Payment of Administrative Services

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Newark, New Jersey - The U.S. Department of Labor has sued the trustees and service providers to the H.E.R.E. Local 4-69 Health Fund in Secaucus, New Jersey, for misusing plan assets to pay excessive and unreasonable compensation for services provided to the health fund, resulting in losses to the fund in excess of $2 million.

October 6, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Jeanne Hits Puerto Rico

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to damages from Hurricane Jeanne in Puerto Rico.

October 5, 2004

Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Abandoned Ohio 401(k) Plan

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Cincinnati, Ohio - The U.S. Department of Labor has sued to obtain the court appointment of an independent fiduciary to manage the abandoned the 401(k) plan of the Forest City Auto Parts Company in Solon, Ohio, distribute $3,050,520 in assets to 702 participants and terminate the plan.

October 5, 2004

Former Minnesota CEO Ordered to Restore $19,161 To 401(k) Plan

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October 4, 2004

U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Announces $23 Million
In Grants to World Vision and Catholic Relief Services

Grants Fund Education Programs in Africa and Latin America To Help Child Labor Victims

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced the award of $23 million in grants to World Vision and Catholic Relief Services for education programs in Africa and Latin America. The Labor Department awarded these grants under its Child Labor Education Initiative through a competitive bidding process.

October 4, 2004

Labor Secretary Chao Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Address
Chronic Homelessness among People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON— U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao today awarded a $1.5 million technical assistance grant to the Corporation for Supportive Housing as part of a Bush Administration initiative to end chronic homelessness among persons with disabilities.

October 4, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Ivan Hits Georgia

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to storm damages from Hurricane Ivan in Georgia.

October 4, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Ivan Hits North Carolina

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to storm damages from Hurricane Ivan in North Carolina.

October 4, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Severe Storms Hit Ohio

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to damages from severe storms in Ohio.

October 4, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline for Pennsylvania due to Tropical Depressions Frances and Ivan

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to storm damages from Tropical Depressions Frances and Ivan in Pennsylvania.

October 4, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Severe Storms Hit West Virginia

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to damages from severe storms in West Virginia.

October 1, 2004

United States Provides over $ 110 Million in Grants to Fight
Exploitive Child Labor Around the World

WASHINGTON—To emphasize the United States commitment to eliminating the worst forms of child labor, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao noted today that in FY 2004 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided over $110 million in grants to remove young workers from abusive work situations and improve access to quality basic education in areas with a high incidence of exploitive child labor.

October 1, 2004

Human Service Agencies in States Selected for U.S. Labor Department Training/ Technical Assistance Programs for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—Human service agencies in California, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts and Oklahoma have been selected to take part in training and technical assistance programs for people with disabilities, the U.S. Labor Department's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced today.

September 30, 2004

Employee Benefits Security Administration Releases Guidance on Missing Participants

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September 30, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Report Deadlines After Hurricane Ivan Hits Gulf Coast

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today announced an extension of the deadline for filing Form 5500 and Form 5500 EZ annual report/returns due to storm damages from Hurricane Ivan in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

September 30, 2004

Assistant Secretary Ann L. Combs Calls For Reforms To Strengthen Workers’ Retirement Security

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September 30, 2004

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

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Portland, Maine - The Compliance Assistance Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Maine Division of Insurance, will take place in Portland, Maine, October 13-14, at the Double Tree Hotel, 1230 Congress Street.

September 28, 2004

Labor Department Obtains Consent Judgment Restoring $50,000 To New York Union’s Health and Pension Plans

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September 28, 2004

Labor Department Releases Form 5500 Annual Report And Filing Requirements

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) today announced the release of the 2004 Form 5500.

September 27, 2004

Labor Department Announces Automatic Rollover Regulation To Preserve Savings for Retirement

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the release of a final regulation that will provide employee benefit plan fiduciaries with guidance to help them preserve workers’ retirement savings.