December 27, 2000

Final National Medical Support Notice To Cover More American Children

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Today the U.S. Department of Labor is issuing final 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. This regulation is effective 30 days from today's publication in The Federal Register, which is Jan. 26, 2001.

December 26, 2000

Home Health Care Found In Civil Contempt Of Labor Department Lawsuit, Official Removed And Independent Trustee Named

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In a settlement resolving a civil contempt petition filed by the Secretary of Labor in federal district court in Vicksburg, Miss., Larry Lefoldt of Lefoldt & Associates of Jackson, Miss., was named as a substitute independent trustee to take control of and manage two pension plans of the Vicksburg-based Home Care Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

December 20, 2000

Senate Confirms Leslie B. Kramerich To Assistant Secretary Post

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The U. S. Senate has confirmed Leslie B. Kramerich to the post of assistant secretary of labor for the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration. Kramerich had been acting assistant secretary since last December.

Secretary of Labor Alexis M. Herman said Kramerich “is a strong leader in our efforts to protect the retirement and health benefits of millions of Americans.”

December 19, 2000

Labor Department Creates New Outreach And Communications Office

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The U. S. Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration today announced creation of the Office of Participant Assistance and Communications to handle broad-based outreach and assistance for the millions of workers covered by private-sector pension and health benefit plans.

December 19, 2000

Labor Department Unveils New Health Benefit Tools For Consumers And Small Businesses

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Assistant Secretary of Labor Leslie B. Kramerich today unveiled new information and educational tools to help Americans and small businesses make informed decisions about employment-based health benefits.

December 15, 2000

Kentucky Plan Trustee Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Million In Restitution To ESOP And Retirement Plan

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December 14, 2000

Public Disclosure Office For Labor Department's Pension And Welfare Benefits Administration Moves

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The Public Disclosure Room for the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, will close from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, to relocate staff and equipment. The PWBA Public Disclosure Room will reopen Dec. 19 in its new location in Room N-1513, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210.

December 14, 2000

Wade & Sons Pension Plan Trustee Sued For Making Improper Loans

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The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit alleging that Wade & Sons, Inc. and its owner improperly transferred funds from the company’s profit sharing plan, thereby resulting in more than $146,600 in losses to the plan.

December 13, 2000

Labor Department Makes Recovery For Iowa Simple Retirement Arrangement

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The U. S. Department of Labor today announced that a federal court in Des Moines, Iowa has entered a judgment restoring $2,587.33 to employees of State Wide Metal Recycling, Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa or their individual retirement accounts.

December 12, 2000

Labor Department Publishes Year 2000 Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements

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The U. S. Department of Labor’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration today announced it will publish in the Federal Register the Year 2000 Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs). This form is the same as the 1999 form, but several clarifications were added to the instructions in response to comments.

December 7, 2000

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Clinton/Gore Administration Finalizes Promise to America's Cold War Veteran

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Clinton/Gore Administration Finalizes Promise to America's Cold War Veterans[12/07/2000]

For more information call: (202) 693-4650

President Clinton today issued an executive order outlining the framework for compensating thousands of current and former nuclear weapons plant workers, or their survivors, whose service to the country has left them sick or dying.

December 4, 2000

Lack Of Fidelity Bond Precipitates Labor Department Lawsuit With Snyder Farm Supply And Pension Plan Trustee

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The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Alto, Mich.-based Snyder Farm Supply and its majority owner Thomas E. Snyder, who also administered the Snyder Farm Supply 401(k) pension plan, for their failure to bond the pension plan offered to the company’s employees.

December 4, 2000

Court Prohibits Md. Companies, Trustees From Depleting Pension Assets

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The U. S. Department of Labor has obtained a temporary restraining order to prevent trustees and plan administrators of the profit sharing plans of Della Ratta, Inc. and Commercial Management Company, located in Silver Spring, Md. from continuing to deplete assets of the plans.

November 30, 2000

LABOR DEPARTMENT SEEKS COMMENTS ON RETIREMENT SAVER SUMMIT FOR 2001

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November 29, 2000

Bethesda, Md Pension Administrator Sued For Failure To Make Pension Plan Contributions

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November 24, 2000

Labor Department Sues New Castle Engineering For Violating Federal Pension Law

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November 20, 2000

Labor Department Issues Rules Strengthening Workers' Health Benefit Rights

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November 17, 2000

Labor Department Obtains Approximately $5.5 Million In Settlement With Time Warner Over Pension And Health Plans

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November 14, 2000

Pension Officials Sued For Mismanaging Illinois Pension And Welfare Plans

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October 26, 2000

News Release Archive: ESA Press Release: Birmingham, Alabama Bank Enters Into EEO Settlement Agreement With U.S. Labor Department

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration

ESA Press Release: Birmingham, Alabama Bank Enters Into EEO Settlement Agreement With U.S. Labor Department [10/26/2000]