In a BLR webinar entitled ‘Payroll: How To Legally Handle Tax Levies and Garnishments’, attorney Clint Robison and attorney Amy Jensen provide the following guidelines your company can adhere to when handling wage garnishments:
- Follow instructions which accompany the order
- If in doubt, review authorities and contact applicable agency to obtain guidance
- Whatever you do, do not ignore processing or transmitting a garnishment/levy simply because you are confused or do not know what to do
- Maintain documentation throughout process and open communications with the employee so as to manage expectations
Clint Robison is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, one of the largest and oldest law firms in the country and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy Jensen is a senior employment attorney in the firm's Los Angeles office, who provides counseling and litigation services to a variety of companies. She can be reached at email@example.com.