HomeHR glossaryGarnishment

Garnishment refers to a legal process in which a portion of an employee's wages or salary is withheld by their employer to fulfill a debt or financial obligation, typically through a court order or other legal authority.


An employee's wages are garnished to repay unpaid taxes, child support, or outstanding student loans. The employer deducts the specified amount from the employee's paycheck and remits it to the appropriate entity or individual.

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