Comply With a Creditor Garnishment Order

Key Points

  • An employer that is served with a court-ordered creditor garnishment requiring an employee to pay off an outstanding debt must begin withholding from the employee's wages according to the terms of the order.
  • When calculating the amount to withhold in satisfaction of the order, the employer must comply with federal and/or state ganishment limits.
  • If an employee is subject to more than one garnishment order, the employer must determine which order to satisfy first and properly allocate the employee's available earnings.

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