|US Labor Department files lawsuit to recover employees’ contributions for participants in two Passages Hospice benefit plans|
Date of Action: Jan. 17, 2017
Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit
Names of Defendants: Sandor Szajkovics
Allegations: An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration found that Szajkovics, the chief financial officer for Passages Hospice LLC, and the company violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The investigation found that – from Jan. 10 to Feb. 7, 2014 – Szajkovics caused Passages Hospice LLC to withhold $15,428 in employee salary reduction contributions intended for the Passages Hospice LLC Dental Plan. The funds were retained in the company’s general fund and used to pay corporate expenses.
Additionally, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 7, 2014, Szajkovics caused Passages to withhold $44,826 in employee salary reduction contributions intended for the company’s Health Plan. Those funds were also retained in the company’s general fund and used to pay corporate expenses.
Resolution: The complaint seeks a judgment:
Court: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division (Lisle)
Docket Number: 1:17-cv-00340
EBSA News Brief: 01/17/2017