Category Archives: Wage Garnishments

Wage Garnishment Legislation Powers Thrust Toward Payroll Automation
05.18.16 |

Wage Garnishment Legislation Powers Thrust Toward Payroll Automation

What’s behind recent activity in wage garnishment legislation? In some parts of the country, more than seven in every 100 U.S. employees had their wages garnished, according a 2014 study commissioned by Propublica. The study of 13 million employees was based on data from 2011, 2012 and 2013. New Ground Rules Let’s look at how…Read More »


Busting Some Myths About Wage Garnishments

   Click to View the Infographic Below Think you know wage garnishments? You probably know the basics: When a debt is owed, an employer receives an order requiring them to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages. But are they really that simple? Not really—not simple to understand or to administer. Let’s dispel a few…Read More »

04.12.16 |

Wage Garnishments in Georgia: The Law Needs Fixing

Companies face continuing uncertainty about the constitutionality of wage garnishments in Georgia. Parts of the Georgia law were declared unconstitutional on September 8, 2015, when federal district court Judge Marvin Shoob ruled the law violated constitutional due process because it failed to notify debtors about legal exemptions to garnishment. A debtor’s benefits from Social Security,…Read More »

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12.01.15 |

FTC Targets Deceptive Debt Collectors

As an employer, it’s important to be aware of—and help your employees understand—a new effort by the Federal Trade Commission to help end unlawful debt collection practices. Working with law enforcement officials at the federal, state, and local levels, the FTC earlier this month announced a focused effort to help protect consumers from illegal debt…Read More »

Gwinnett County
11.17.15 |

Court Ruling is Revised: Wage Garnishments Allowed Once Again in Gwinnett County, GA

In September, a federal judge issued an injunction order that appeared to stop all new garnishments in Gwinnett County, GA, ruling “the state law that governs the process is unconstitutional.”1 It all started with a lawsuit filed by Tony Strickland, who said his bank account holding solely his worker’s compensation benefits was unlawfully garnished when…Read More »

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11.02.15 |

Automation Key to Helping Simplify Wage Garnishment Compliance

Monitoring wage garnishments continues to be a top priority for human capital management (HCM) executives. With 7.2 percent of U.S. employees having their wages garnished in 2013 – according to an ADP Research Institute survey[1] – employers must continue to evaluate their garnishment processes and implement technologies that can process an increasing volume of garnishment…Read More »

Gwinnett County
09.18.15 |

Court Ruling Halts New Garnishments in Gwinnett County, GA

Last week, Richard T. Alexander, Jr., Clerk of State Courts of Gwinnett County, GA issued a memorandum halting new garnishments after a federal judge ruled “the state law that governs the process is unconstitutional.”1 Moving forward, no summons will be issued until the state’s garnishment statute is either revised or the injunction is removed.2 You…Read More »

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How Companies Are Preparing for New Overtime Regulations

On June 30, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced proposed rules amending the regulations governing certain overtime exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will broaden the number and range of employees who qualify for overtime pay. While these regulations may still be months away before being finalized, most companies will…Read More »

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08.24.15 |

Help Streamline the Wage Garnishment Process with Automation

Handling wage garnishment orders can be challenging for companies to do on their own as requirements vary by state, jurisdiction and the particular court ordering the garnishment. Differences in maximum withholding limits, calculations, lien priorities and response requirements can add yet another layer of complexity to the process. Oftentimes, there’s also risk involved in handling…Read More »

07.07.15 |

A Solution to Help Streamline the Wage Garnishment Process

  Most companies use a registered agent in the jurisdictions they conduct business for receipt and handling of all service of process documents, including wage garnishment orders. These registered agents receive service of process documents and then forward them to a designated representative within a company.  Some registered agents provide additional value-add, task management skills,…Read More »


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