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March 18, 2010
Assessing an Employee Fee for Garnishment Payments

Attorneys Clint Robison and Amy Jensen discuss possible employee garnishment fees in a BLR webinar entitled ‘Payroll: How to Legally Handle Tax Levies and Garnishments’. The attorneys discuss that some states recognize that a burden is placed on employers as they comply with garnishment notices and process the orders.

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Some states permit employers to charge the employee or the creditor an administrative fee for processing the wage withholding order each pay period. The following should be noted about such fees:

  • It may be capped
  • It must be deducted from other wages

Clint Robison is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, one of the largest and oldest law firms in the country. He can be reached at Amy Jensen is a senior employment attorney in the firm's Los Angeles office and she can be reached at

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