June 27, 2007

Report on FMLA Request for Information issued by U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today released Family and Medical Leave Act Regulations: A Report on the Department of Labors Request for Information, a comprehensive review of the thousands of public comments received in response to the departments December 1, 2006, Request for Information about the Family and Medical Leave Act regulations and their impact in the workplace.

June 27, 2007

U.S. Labor Department sponsors free workshop in Honolulu on complying with federal pension law

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

June 25, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor recovers nearly $1.5 million
for about 2,600 workers at Gulf Coast naval facilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has recovered nearly $1.5 million in back wages for approximately 2,600 workers who cleaned up and renovated the U.S. naval facilities in Gulfport, Miss., and Belle Chasse, La., following Hurricane Katrina.

June 25, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor offers free health law seminar June 29 in Dallas

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June 22, 2007

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Office of Disability Employment Policy Roy Grizzard to leave post

Has served as assistant secretary for ODEP since agencys inception in 2002

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao today announced that Dr. W. Roy Grizzard, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), will leave his post at the end of June. Grizzard has led the office since its inception in 2002.

June 19, 2007

ERISA Advisory Council sets July 2007 meetings

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June 18, 2007

Charlotte Ponticelli sworn in as U.S. Labor Departments
deputy undersecretary for international affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the appointment of Charlotte M. (Charlie) Ponticelli as deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor's International Labor Affairs Bureau.

Previously, Ponticelli served for almost four years as the U.S. Department of State's senior coordinator for international women's issues, followed by a year as senior advisor to the assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration.

June 14, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor offers free health law seminar August 28 and 29 in Casper, Wyoming

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June 13, 2007

Statement from the U.S. Department of Labor
on passage of Child Protection Act of 2007

WASHINGTON — Paul DeCamp, administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, which is responsible for enforcing the child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, today released the following statement regarding passage of the Child Labor Protection Act of 2007, H.R. 2637, by the U.S. House of Representatives:

June 13, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor announces plan to reduce delinquency
in labor union reporting

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a plan to reduce delinquent reporting among labor unions that are required to submit annual financial disclosure forms to the department. Every labor organization representing private sector employees is required to file a report with the department within 90 days of the end of its fiscal year, or further enforcement action will then be pursued. Each year, however, 30 to 40 percent of unions fail to submit their reports on time, and in some instances reports remain outstanding for over one year.

June 13, 2007

U.S. Labor Department sues to appoint independent fiduciary for 401(k) plan abandoned by New York City company

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June 13, 2007

U.S. Labor Department obtains judgment seeking restoration of more than $50,000 for participants of Phoenix 401(k) plan

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June 12, 2007

U.S. Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For 401(k) Plan Abandoned by Batavia, New York Company

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June 11, 2007

U.S. Labor Department Sues to Appoint Independent Fiduciary For 401(k) Plan Abandoned by New York City Company

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June 7, 2007

Cambridge, Mass.-based international IT company agrees to pay $2.4 million to underpaid H-1B non-immigrant workers following U.S. Labor Department investigation

BOSTON — Patni Computer Systems Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., has agreed to pay more than $2.4 million to 607 non-immigrant workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

An investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division found that computer professionals employed under the H-1B visa program by Patni were not paid required wages for the period between January 2004 and December 2005.

June 7, 2007

U.S. Department of Labor offers free health law seminar June 26 and 27 in Indianapolis

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June 6, 2007

U.S. Labor Department hosts first employer forum in New Orleans

Employers learn about wide range of issues in post-Hurricane Katrina contex

NEW ORLEANS — Employers large and small today are participating in the U.S. Department of Labor's first-ever New Orleans area Employer Forum to learn more, in the post-Hurricane Katrina environment, about wages, pension protection, job safety, affirmative action, veterans' re-employment rights, and family and medical leave laws. The forum is taking place at the University of New Orleans' Lindy C. Boggs International Convention Center.

June 5, 2007

U.S. Labor Department lawsuit compels New Britain, Connecticut, company repayment of $2.1 million to retirement plan

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

June 4, 2007

U.S. Labor Department secures pension funds for former Intrenet Inc. workers in Milford, Ohio

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