Is the rate of a wage garnishment dictated by the state in which I reside, the stae in which I work or the stae in which my employer is headquaretred?

This is a civil garnishment not an IRS garnishment.

Asked on September 4, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, when it comes down to the percentage rate of an employee's net pay check the percentage that would be subject to a wage garnishment by a judgment creditor is dictated by the law where the judgment debtor employee works and resides. Most often the maximum percentage of the net pay check allowed to be garnished is 25 %.

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