Tag: Department of Labor

GAO Explores Why Few Retirement Plans Embrace ESG Investing

GAO says in other cases where plans may face complexity, such as selecting a target-date fund or monitoring pension consultants, the DOL has provided general information, including items to consider and questions to ask. It suggests that the DOL do the same with ESG investing.

IRS and DOL Asked for Better Guidance on Missing Participants

The Plan Sponsor Council of America has heard concerns from its members that they have been or may be subjected to enforcement actions even though the DOL and IRS have not issued comprehensive guidance on missing participants that provide a clear roadmap for compliance.

ESOP Fiduciaries to Pay More Than $2 Million to Settle DOL Lawsuit

The Department of Labor sued Sonnax Industries, company officers and ESOP fiduciaries Tommy Harmon and Frederick Fritz, and Illinois-based First Bankers Trust Services Inc. in December 2016, alleging the fiduciaries had the plan overpay for Sonnax Industries stock by millions of dollars.