Wage Attachments: Strategies for Multi-State Employers to Successfully Administer Garnishments and IRS Tax Levies
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Back taxes, defaulted student loans, back child support or alimony, court judgments - these are probably the most common reasons you may be required to withhold wages from your employees' paychecks.
It's important for employers to understand their obligations when they receive creditor garnishments, income withholding orders, tax levies and the like, since these are legally binding documents directing the employer to perform a specific function toward payment on an employee's debt.
Failure to comply exposes the employer to liability for the employee's entire debt or missed deductions and attorney fees plus punitive damages.
State laws concerning wage attachments are expanding and constantly fluctuate. Recently, courts have ruled that a non-attorney is engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when they answer a garnishment on behalf of a corporation. Therefore, keeping up on the latest information is critical to compliance.
Don't miss our informative webinar designed for multi-state employers.
- What to do when you receive a notice of a wage attachment
- Penalties that may be assessed for the improper handling of wage attachments, such as income withholding orders, tax levies, and creditor garnishments
- Administrative fees you generally may be able to charge for the different types of wage attachments
- How far the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) and state laws go to protect employees from discrimination and
- discharge due to wage attachments
- Tricky compliance issues affecting multi-state employers, including determining which state law to apply to which type of attachment
- What to do with wage attachments when an employee files for bankruptcy
- How to administer chapter 13 repayment plans, especially when new wage attachments come rolling in
- Tips for dealing with protesting employees who want the garnishment or tax levy stopped
- If and when you have to accept voluntary wage assignments
- And much more!
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how to legally master your compliance obligations when presented with a wage attachment. Register now for this informative event risk free.
About your presenter:
Attorney Martin Brook, a shareholder in the Detroit office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak &Stewart, P.C., focuses his practice on representation of employers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and advising employers on litigation avoidance and positive employee relations. His practice regularly involves representing and advising employers regarding payroll compliance issues. He is an active member of the American Payroll Association. He is frequently published in PayTech and sits on the PayTech Board of Contributing Writers and the APA government affairs sub-committee on creditor garnishments. At the APA Annual Congress in 2012, he received a Certificate of Merit for his contributions.
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