Court-ordered employee wage garnishment: an employer’s guide

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Receiving notice of a court-ordered wage garnishment for an employee can be overwhelming for business owners.

Wage garnishment is more common than you might imagine, and failure to properly address the situation can adversely affect your business.

The garnishment process differs from state to state, but you can follow some general guidelines to ensure everything is handled correctly.

What is wage garnishment?

Wage garnishment is a legal procedure in which a court order mandates that the employer withhold a portion of a person’s earnings to pay a financial obligation such as:

Child supportTax debtStudent loansConsumer or medical debtIn the case

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