What employers need to know about wage garnishments

Payroll garnishments — “continuing earnings garnishments” — are court-ordered procedures that require an employer to withhold certain amounts from an employee’s paycheck and send those amounts directly to a third-person individual or entity to whom the employee owes a debt. When a continuing earnings garnishment is received, the employer must garnish wages due for a period of six months or until that debt is repaid, whichever is first.

In this LINC Q&A, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorneys Paige Good and Isaac Treadaway discuss what a garnishment is, the different kinds of garnishments, what to expect, and what is required when you receive garnishment paperwork in the mail, and more.

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