ERIC Number: ED099566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Federal Wage Garnishment Law. Revised.
Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Wage and Hour Div.
The Federal Wage Garnishment Law limits the amount of an employee's disposable earnings which may be garnisheed in any one week, and protects him from discharge because of garnishment for any one indebtedness. Coverage of the garnishment law, an explanation of garnishment, wages subject to garnishment, and restrictions on the garnishment amount are outlined and illustrated. The effect of the Federal law on State laws, procedural requirements in State laws, garnishment before judgment, exemption for State-regulated garnishments, protection against discharge, and the limits of discharge provisions are explained. Conditions under which an individual's earnings are subjected to garnishment and enforcement of the garnishment law also are outlined. The pamphlet includes the minimum wage increase effective May 1, 1974, under recent Fair Labor Standards Act amendments, which have increased the amount of earnings protected from garnishment. (NH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Wage and Hour Div.