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An Employer’s Guide: How to Garnish Wages

Posted by Dana Spinello, CPA on Jun 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A wage garnishment is an involuntary court order that requires an employer to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages to pay part of that employee’s outstanding debt. The issuing agency will notify employers about the need to garnish an employee’s wages by issuing a writ of garnishment; and employers must legally comply. Many employers aren’t sure how to garnish wages, so they ignore the order and/or miss a response deadline.That decision could land you in court - or worse, leave you on the hook for the employee’s debt.

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Topics: Payroll, Human Resources, garnishments

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