Employers are being confronted with wage garnishments more frequently than in the past. Sometimes an employee will already be subject to a legal garnishment when the employer receives a new notice. Here are some basics on wage garnishments for employers to consider, including what to do when you have multiple garnishments for the same employee.
Wage garnishments are generally a response to unpaid debts. They typically involve court orders obtained by creditors to collect an outstanding debt from one of your employees. There are five common types of wage garnishments:
Tax levies; Child and spousal