garnishment garnishment  /ˈɡɑr nɪʃ mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee

Usage(s):

  1. Garnishments were limited to 10% of anything over $30, and employers were barred from firing workers because of the first garnishmenta widespread practice.
  2. Wisconsin's garnishment statute, similar to those in 16 other states, allows a creditor to tie up as much as 50% of a salary earner's wages even before a debt has been proved.
  3. McDermott had complained to colleagues about the garnishment and had asked for a cash advance a week before Christmas.

News

  1. Your Business for July 2

    New Idaho Law Changes Wage Garnishment for Tax Debts
    on July 2, 2013     Source: The Times-News

  2. Know your rights: Your wages may be garnished for a student loan

    I owe money for a student loan. I was told that if I did not promptly make arrangements to pay they would garnish my wages. I thought wage garnishment was illegal in Texas?
    on June 30, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  3. New law affects tax garnishment starting Monday

    BOISE — A new law goes into effect Monday to change a levy on wages to a continuous wage garnishment taking 25 percent of a person’s gross earnings each pay period to pay off a state tax debt, accordi
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Idaho Press-Tribune

Quotes

  1. "Debt purchasers like the Cavalry companies have flooded the West Virginia courts with suits against financially unsophisticated consumers that often end in default judgments, garnishment of wages, and liens on homes -- even without actual proof of...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Darrell McGraw Source: Charleston Gazette

  2. "Government funds are not subject to garnishment because (these are) used for public services. Garnishing them would impair the delivery of these services," Binay said.
    on May 6, 2007 By: Jejomar Binay Source: Sun.Star

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