November 23, 2004

Labor Department Sues Michigan Corporation and President To Restore Delinquent Contributions

Archived News Release — Caution: Information may be out of date.

Detroit, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Labor sued Beninati Contracting, Inc. of Utica, Michigan, and its president for failing to forward employee contributions and loan repayments to the company’s 401(k) plan and to segregate the plan contributions from the general operating assets of the company.

November 22, 2004

Labor Department Sues Plumbers' Union Benefit Trustees Over $36 Million Investment In Resort

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November 18, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Obtains Court Judgment Appointing Independent Fiduciary to Manage 401(k) Plan of Maryland Corporation

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Greenbelt, Maryland - The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent judgment appointing J. M. Pension Advisory to manage and terminate the 401(k) plan of C. Price & Associates Inc. of Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

November 18, 2004

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

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Dover, Delaware - The Compliance Assistance Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Delaware Insurance Department, will take place in Dover, Delaware, November 15-16, at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue.

November 17, 2004

Tough Enforcement, Outreach Efforts Protect More Workers

Department of Labor Announces 31% Increase in Financial Remedies Recovered for Victims of Discrimination

November 17, 2004

Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao Recognizes
Recipients of New Freedom Initiative Award at Award Ceremony

Secretary of Labor’s New Freedom Initiative Award Recognizes Achievements of People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON—Five businesses, three non-profits, and one National Football League player today received the Secretary of Labor's annual New Freedom Initiative Award for service to people with disabilities.

November 16, 2004

Labor Department Achieves Highest Green Rating Under
Presidents Management Agenda for Financial Performance

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently achieved the highest rating for Financial Performance under the President's Management Agenda (PMA). The Labor Department is one of only four Cabinet-level departments and two federal agencies to achieve a score of green for Financial Performance. The latest scorecard issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reflects progress for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2004.

November 16, 2004

Labor Department Sues to Recover More Than $200,000 In Delinquent Contributions Owed to Nevada 401(k) Plan

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November 15, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Sues Trustee of Minnesota 401(k) Over Delinquent Employee Contributions and Loan Repayments

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Minneapolis, Minnesota - The U.S. Department of Labor sued the former trustee of the 401(k) plan of defunct Red Wing Foods, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for failure to forward to the plan all contributions and loan repayments deducted from employees’ paychecks and retaining those assets in the corporate account of the company.

November 8, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment to Restore Delinquent Employee Contributions to 401(k) Plan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan - The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a default judgment requiring the fiduciary of the Van-Kal Truck Equipment 401(k) Plan to restore $19,145 in delinquent employee contributions with interest to the plan.

November 5, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Obtains Judgment Restoring $30,000 to Tennessee 401(k) Plan

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Labor Department has obtained a consent order and judgment restoring $30,000 to the 401(k) plan of Flour City Architectural Metals, Inc., in Kingsport, Tenn., for failure to remit employee contributions and loan repayments to the plan.

November 4, 2004

Media Advisory - "Getting it Right" - New Compliance Assistance Seminar for Plan Fiduciaries

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October 28, 2004

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

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New Orleans, Louisiana - The Compliance Assistance Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) and the Louisiana Department of Insurance, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 8-9, at the J.W. Marriott New Orleans Hotel, 614 Canal Street.

October 27, 2004

Record Number of College Students with Disabilities Placed In Summer Federal Jobs, U.S. Labor Secretary Chao Announces

WASHINGTON—U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today that a record 368 college students and recent graduates with disabilities were placed in summer and permanent job openings in the federal government under the department's Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).

October 27, 2004

ERISA Advisory Council to Hold Final 2004 Meetings

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October 27, 2004

U.S. Labor Department Sues to Protect Over $45,000 in 401(k) Assets For Employees of Defunct Beaverton, Oregon, Company

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Portland, Oregon - The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an adversary complaint in federal bankruptcy court in Portland, to protect $45,000 owed to the 401(k) profit sharing plan of defunct Moore Communications, Inc. of Beaverton.

October 26, 2004

Director Named To Policy and Research Office Of Federal Employee Benefits Agency

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Washington, DC - Joseph S. Piacentini has been named to the senior executive position of chief economist and director of the Office of Policy and Research with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in Washington, DC.

October 26, 2004

Minnesota Engineering Firm and Owners Ordered to Repay More Than $13,000 to 401(k) Plan

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Minneapolis, Minnesota - The U.S. Department of Labor today obtained a consent judgment and order requiring Accutech Mold & Engineering, Inc., Little Falls, Minnesota, and its owners to pay $13,199 to the company’s SIMPLE IRA Plan as restitution for failing to timely forward employee contributions to the plan.