Ts-mind asked in Business & FinanceCredit · 1 decade ago

Can you garnish wadges in the state of Washington?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    unfortunately, yes. wages can be garnished here.

  • 1 decade ago



    Which Federal law regulates wage garnishment?

    Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act limits the amount of an employee's earnings that may be garnished and protects an employee from being fired if pay is garnished for only one debt. Title III is administered by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor's Employment Standards Administration. The Wage and Hour Division has no other authority with regard to garnishments. Questions over issues other than the amount being garnished or termination should be referred to the court or agency initiating the withholding action. For example, questions regarding the priority given to certain garnishments over others are not matters covered by Title III and may be referred to the court or agency initiating the garnishment action.

    To whom does the law apply?

    The law protects everyone receiving personal earnings, i.e., wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, or other income - including earnings from a pension or retirement program. Tips are generally not considered earnings for the purposes of the wage garnishment law.

    The law applies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories and possessions.

  • 1 decade ago


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