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11 Garnishment FAQs

It’s bound to happen sooner or later. Maybe it already has. “It” is the experience of responding to a legal paper “garnishing” your employee’s wages. Here’s a look at what garnishment is all about and what you need to know to handle a garnishment against one of your own employees.
Q1. What Is Garnishment?
Answer: Garnishment is a document issued by a court or other government body ordering you, the employer, to pay part of an employee’s wages to a third party that the employee owes money to. Garnishment orders are most commonly used to ensure employees pay family support orders, tax debts and lawsuits for money damages.
Q2. What Happens If You Ignore the Garnishment Order? 
Answer: If you disobey or ignore the garnishment order, the creditor, i.e., third person the employee owes money to, can collect the money from you.
Q3. What Happens If You Obey the Garnishment Order?
Answer: As long as the garnishment order is valid, you have nothing to fear from obeying it. The problem is that...

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