Complying with Garnishment Orders (Currently Unavailable)

Author: Miles Hutchinson

CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

One of the most frustrating payroll tasks is dealing with garnishment orders. Did you know that there are limits to the amount of pay that can be subjected to the orders or that the dates on the orders may influence their priority?

In this on-demand course, you will receive step by step guidance on how to evaluate and process the various types of garnishment orders including child support, spousal support, alimony, federal and state taxes, bankruptcy, student loans, and creditor garnishments.

Publication Date: March 2018

Designed For
Bank Managers, Compliance Officers, Information Reporting Officers, Tax Managers, CFOs, Controllers, Accounting Managers, Auditors, IT Managers, Compliance Managers, Risk Managers, All types of entities including For Profit, Not for Profit, Government (Federal and State), everyone who hires an independent contractor has reporting obligations.

Topics Covered

  • What do do with a garnishment order
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Garnishment Limitations
  • How to compute Garnishment Limits
  • Best Practices for handling Garnishments
  • Escheat Law
  • Handling Unclaimed Wages
  • Best Practices or Handling Unclaimed Wages

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and apply the rules established for employers to comply with garnishment orders
  • Discover the employee protections from termination and when the employer may discharge an employee for having too many garnishments
  • Ensure that your records and practices will stand the scrutiny of an audit
  • Identify how to avoid the onerous penalties for noncompliance and build the best defense against them
  • Recognize state wage garnishments
  • Identify types of garnishment order and if they are governed by state or federal law
  • Differentiate types of garnishments use take home pay as a base for computation of limits
  • Describe debts discharged by a Chapter 7-Liquidation instead of a Chapter 13-Reorganization
  • Recognize best practices with respect to garnishments
  • Differentiate correct statements with respect to escheat laws
  • Describe specific rules around the Consumer Credit Protection Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Describe the process of reversion of land held under feudal tenure to the manor in the absence of legal heirs or claimants


Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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