Wage garnishment question?

Is it legal for an employer to allow a wage garnishment without notifying the employee? I have no knowledge of any judgements against me at this time. My entire paycheck was garnished, and I do not know why.

Asked on May 19, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Yup, the employer doesn't have to notify you.  It is a court order.  You should, however, ask your employer for a copy of the paperwork your employer received.


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