Tag: wage garnishments

Garnishment On May 8, 2018, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation (S.B. 194) amending the maximum part of disposable earnings subject to garnishment, as follows: The amount by which the defendant’s disposable earnings for that week exceed $217.50 (an increase of 50 cents). In case of earnings for a period other than a week, the proportionate…

We received a notice from the IRS to garnish an employees’ wages, which the employee is appealing. Are we obligated to garnish his wages, or do we wait until his appeal is resolved? Employers are legally required to comply with an IRS notice to garnish wages, regardless of pending appeal by the employee. The employee…

Question:  What are the rules for court-ordered wage garnishments in the State of Georgia? Answer:  Georgia law follows federal law in determining the amount of disposable earnings exempt from a garnishment order. The maximum that employers can withhold is the lesser of 25 percent of disposable earnings or the amount by which weekly disposable earnings…

Question:  How does an Illinois employer manage multiple wage garnishments for the same employee? Answer: Employers should treat every wage garnishment received separately, remitting payment for the first wage assignment to the address for that requestor and payment for the subsequent wage garnishments to the issuing agencies.  Illinois employers must comply with garnishment orders. In…