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Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: Nebraska

Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Kathryn E. Jones and Meghan M. Blinn, Kutak Rock LLP


  • An employer must begin withholding with the first pay period that occurs after the employer receives an income withholding order (IWO) for child support. An employer must remit payments within seven business days after payday and notify the state that income has been withheld for child support. If an employee is terminated from employment, the employer must send a termination notice within 30 days. See Child Support Withholding.
  • Nebraska limits the amount of disposable income that is subject to creditor garnishment. The limits are based on the federal garnishment limits, with an exception for heads of families. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
  • Nebraska allows employees to voluntary assign their wages to another to pay or secure a debt. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.
  • Individuals with unpaid state taxes may become subject to a tax levy. In Nebraska, the limits that apply to creditor garnishments do not apply to tax levies. See Tax Levies.