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.

September 24, 2004

Owner of Defunct Indiana Company Sued To Recover Employee Health Premium Payments

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Chicago, Illinois - The U.S. Department of Labor has sued the owner of defunct Western Rubber, Inc. of Goshen, Indiana, to recover employee contributions that he failed to forward to the company’s self-insured health plan.

September 24, 2004

W.K. Industries to Restore $630,000 To Profit Sharing Plan

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Detroit, Michigan - The president of W. K. Industries Inc. of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and the trustee of the company’s profit sharing plan have restored $630,000 to the plan as repayment for a prohibited loan from the plan to the company’s president, according to a consent order and judgment obtained by the U.S. Department of Labor.

September 23, 2004

Wachovia Corporation Agrees to Pay $5.5 Million to
Women for Compensation Discrimination

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Wachovia Corporation, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has agreed to settle findings of compensation discrimination against 2,021 current and former female employees. The agreement settles the department’s allegations that Wachovia engaged in compensation discrimination against female employees for six years.

September 22, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For Retirement Plan of Grand Rapids Mortgage Company

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September 21, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Obtains Default Judgment Appointing Independent Fiduciary of Cleveland 401(k) Plan

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Cleveland, Ohio - The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a default judgment removing Classic Stone Industries, Inc. in Cleveland as a fiduciary of the company’s 401(k) plan and appointing an independent fiduciary to manage the plan.

September 21, 2004

Hotel Union President in New Jersey Indicted For Stealing Over $130,000 From Health and Union Funds

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September 21, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Frances Hits Florida

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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 Frances in 42 Florida counties.

September 21, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Extends Annual Reports Deadline After Hurricane Frances 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 Frances in 15 North Carolina counties.