What Is The Maximum Amount That May Be Withheld From An Employee's Pay Pursuant To One Or More Garnishment Orders?

Under state law, with the exception of support orders, the total weekly amount that may be withheld for the payment of one or more garnishments cannot exceed the lesser of:
  1. 25% of the employee's weekly disposable earnings; or
  2. The amount by which the employee's weekly disposable earnings exceed 30 times the federal minimum wage (30 x $5.15 = $154.50).

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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