February 11, 2000

Labor Department Releases New Form M-1 For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements

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The U. S. Department of Labor’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration published today a new Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs).

February 4, 2000

Former Ohio Executive Sentenced For Embezzling 401(K) Assets

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An Ohio federal court today sentenced an executive of Columbus-based Buckeye Technical Services, Inc. to two years of probation and 80 hours of community service.

February 3, 2000

Labor Department Announces Final New Computer Scannable Form 5500

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Today the Labor Department’s Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA), the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the final computer scannable formats of the 1999 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan along with instructions.

January 31, 2000

Webster, Texas Businessman Indicted For Misappropriating Health Care Premiums

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The owner of Webster, Texas-based Reliance Healthcare Services, Inc. was indicted today by a Harris County grand jury for misappropriating $2,700 in employee contributions owed to the company's health plan.

Reliance Healthcare Services is a defunct home health care agency which provided home health care services to local clients. The health plan was governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

January 31, 2000

Labor Department Obtains Final Judgment over Misuse Of Houston-Based Pension Plan Assets

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The U. S. Department of Labor has obtained a consent order and judgment requiring the trustees and administrator of the Houston-based Superior Engine Rebuilding Co. Profit Sharing Plan to repay $222,578 to the plan. The court order also appointed an independent manager to oversee the plan.

January 27, 2000

Canadian Businessman Sentenced To Jail For Embezzling From Massena, New York Nursing Home Retirement Fund

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Allan Huppe, a Canadian businessman, was sentenced on January 25 in Federal District Court, Northern District of New York, to serve three years in jail, followed by another three years of supervised release, for fraud and embezzlement from the pension fund of the Highland Nursing Home in Massena, New York.

January 20, 2000

Georgian Art Lighting Design Chair To Repay 401(K) Plan And To Settle With Health Plan Service Providers And Participant

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The U.S. Department of Labor has settled its lawsuit with Georgian Art Lighting Designs, Inc., of Lawrenceville, Ga. and its owner for failing to deposit employee contributions into the company’s 401(k) pension and medical plan accounts.

January 14, 2000

Labor Department Sues Texas Company Executives For Violating Employee Benefit Rights

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Today the U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Houston-based Donovan Business Systems, Inc. and its president and former executive vice president for allegedly firing two employees when one of them questioned administration of the company’s health plan.

January 14, 2000

Labor Department Posts ERISA Advisory Committee Reports On Its Website

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The three reports prepared by the Labor Department’s Advisory Committee on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans have been released via the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration’s internet website at www.dol.gov/dol/pwba . The reports also are available in hard copy through the agency’s public disclosure office at (202) 219-8771.

January 13, 2000

Labor Department Sues Franklin Park, Ill., Plan Administrator For Using Fund Money To Pay Personal Salaries

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Kent Sarius, an administrator of an employee benefit plan in Franklin Park, Ill., was sued by the Labor Department on Jan. 13 for allegedly using the plan’s money to pay himself and his wife a monthly salary for more than seven years.

January 11, 2000

Atlanta Trustee To Repay More Than $175,000 To Employee Stock Plan

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January 11, 2000

Labor Dept. Files Suit Against Woodland Hills Man For Federal Pension Violations

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January 5, 2000

Labor Department Sues Detroit And Vicinity Carpenters' Pension Fund For Prohibited Mortgage Loans

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January 5, 2000

Labor Department Final Rule To Protect Plan Investments In Insurance Products

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January 4, 2000

Labor Department Files Suit Against Beverly Hills Doctor For Pension Violations

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January 3, 2000

Former And Current Officials Of Reston, VA Pension Plan Sued By Labor Department For Failing To Forward Contributions

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December 22, 1999

News Release Archive: ILAB Press Release: United States Provides Record $21.6 MIllion in Grants to Fight International Child Labor; Leads World in Fighting Abusive Practice

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of International Labor Affairs

ILAB Press Release: United States Provides Record $21.6 MIllion in Grants to Fight International Child Labor; Leads World in Fighting Abusive Practices[12/22/1999]

December 21, 1999

Leslie B. Kramerich Assumes Pension Post As Acting Assistant Secretary Of Labor

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Leslie B. Kramerich has assumed the position of Acting Assistant Secretary of the Labor Department's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA). For the last year, Kramerich has been PWBA's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy.

She became Acting Assistant Secretary on Dec. 6 upon resignation of then Assistant Secretary Richard McGahey and will remain in the post until a permanent candidate is appointed.

December 20, 1999

Canoga Park Businessman Sentenced To Prison For Embezzling From Employee Pension Fund

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December 16, 1999

Department Of Labor Wins More Than $63 Thousand Judgment Against Memphis Company And President For Failure To Remit Plan Money

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American Technical Institute (ATI) of Memphis, Tenn., and its president, Dr. Dallas Wayne Jones, were ordered to pay $63,554.68 to the institute’s money purchase plan in a judgment won Dec. 1, 1999, by the U.S. Department of Labor.