How do I handle an employee involuntary garnishment or levy?

Every involuntary garnishment will come with a court order.  That order should have full and complete instructions on:

  • who the order applies to,
  • how much to garnish from their wages,
  • where to send the money,
  • when to begin the garnishment, and possibly
  • when to stop the garnishment (but not normally).

You have to know the rules on maximum garnishments and whether the employee has multiple garnishments and how to prioritize them. Please contact us with questions at