Handling an employee's wage garnishment can be challenging for small business owners. When notified of the need to garnish wages by a court, business owners aren't always clear on their responsibilities and obligations.
A wage garnishment is any legal procedure where some portion of a person's earnings is withheld by an employer for the payment of a debt. Situations that incur wage garnishment typically include judgments, child support, and unpaid taxes.
When an employer receives a Writ of Garnishment, the employer is obligated to make the appropriate deductions from the employee's wages and direct payments to a designated agency or court. Wage garnishments are time-sensitive and failure to timely process the garnishment can lead to penalties.
Having your business's lawyer help you process an employee's wage garnishment can protect you against undue liability and lawsuits. We can help you interpret the Writ of Garnishment, accurately calculate the deductions, and assure that payment is timely made to the appropriate agency or court. Give us a call at 253.858.5434 to find out how we can help!