The employer’s obligations during garnishment

When a garnishment has been issued, either by a government body or a court, a writ of garnishment will be sent to the employer of the person whose wages are to be garnished. The employer will then have to act in accordance with the state governing laws and respond to the notice.

Many employers do not have much clue on what to do when they receive this garnishment order. There are a number of things that the employer is required to do, which we detail out in the latest article here. The employer will also be required to respond to the order by filling out the statutory response form within a week of receipt.

Of prime importance is the calculation of the amount that should be deducted from the employee’s wage. This will be supplied along with the garnishment notice, but the details will still need to be worked out by the employer.

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