Complete Guide to Federal & State Garnishment, 2013:

ISBN-10: 1454810254

ISBN-13: 9781454810254

Edition: 2012

Authors: Amorette Nelson Bryant

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Complete Guide to Federal and State Garnishment provides much-needed claritywhen the federal and state laws appear to conflict. You'll find plain-Englishexplanations of the laws and how they interact, as well as the specific stepsyou and your staff need to take to respond to the order properly. Numerousdetailed examples and mathematical calculations make it easy to apply the lawunder different scenarios.Written by Amorette Nelson Bryant, who was recently named the chair of boththe APA GATF Child Support Subcommittee and Garnishment Subcommittee, CompleteGuide to Federal and State Garnishment brings the payroll professionalup-to-date on the latest federal and state laws and regulations affecting thisever-changing area. It is your one-stop source for answers to criticalquestions, such as:Does the amount exempt from garnishment change when the minimum wage goes up?How do I determine the wages to which the garnishment applies?If an employee is subject to more than one garnishment, which has priority?Which state's rules do I use when I receive a child support order sent fromanother state?State or federal law - which applies for creditor garnishment and support?Are there alternatives to remitting withheld child support via EFT/EDI?How do I handle garnishments when employees are paid a draw against salary?The 2013 Edition of Complete Guide to Federal and State Garnishment brings youup to date on the latest federal and state laws and regulations affecting thisever-changing area. Highlights include:A new child support matrix that shows at a glance the states that: requireelectronic payments; participate in electronic income withholding orders;require lump-sum reporting; accept standardized verification of employmentinformation; and participate in the debt inquiry serviceExplanation of the new requirement mandating when you reject a child supportorder and return it to the sender after May 31, 2012Which states now require new-hire reporting of independent contractorsAdditional data required by Illinois for new-hire reportingStatutory citations added to explanations of state child support provisionsUpdated exemption amounts for creditor garnishment in several statesWhy you may need to garnish all of an employee's wages for a tax levyRevised and updated priority information for multiple wage garnishments,including priority of the extension of a garnishment and a garnishment from asecond creditorAn easier means to report lump-sum payments that might be subject towithholding for child supportNew exemption figures for 2012 tax leviesAnd much more!
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Book details

List price: $359.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Aspen Pub
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1408
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 5.588
Language: English

Why Garnish Wages and Income?
Complexity of the Garnishment Process
What to Do
Frequent Mistakes
Penalties for Noncompliance
Recent Developments
Third-Party Administrators
Reporting Payments to Attorneys on Form 1099
Personnel Issues
Descriptions on Payroll Records and Stubs
Storage of Documents
Contact with People Outside the Organization
Potential for Violence
Employee Protection from Employer
Administration of Garnishments Procedure Format
Receipt of Garnishments
Department Controls
Providing Information to Courts or Creditors
Steps to Take When a Garnishment is Received
Retention of Records
Special Situations
Wage Attachments for Non-Employees
Financial Institutions and Insurance Agencies
Lump-Sum Payments and Garnishments
Sarbanes-Oxley and Garnishments
Additional Withholding per Employee's Request
Federal Child Support Enforcement Cash Withholding from Wages
Legislative Background
The Federal Agency
Display of Social Security Numbers
Withholding Order
Reports or Messages to Support Agencies
Income Withholding Order (IWO)
Authorization to Withhold
Judicial Orders
Administrative Orders
Standardized IWO
Service of Order
Validate the Accuracy of the Withholding Order
When to Begin Withholding
Amount to Withhold for Child Support
Earnings and Income Defined
Calculation of Disposable Earnings for Child Support
Comparing Allowable Disposable Earnings to Court-Ordered Amount
Calculation of Orders
Duplicate IWO
Priority of Support (Type) Components
More Than One Income Withholding Order
Single Order: Cash Support and Medical Support Premiums
Priority of Wage Attachments
Administrative Fee
Special Situations
When an Extra Payday Occurs in a Year
Order Received for a Terminated Employee or a Person Never Employed
Identifying Independent Contractors
Employee Temporarily Receiving Pay from Other Source
Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
When, Where, and How to Remit
Ending Withholding
Termination of Employment
Protection and Penalties
Employee Protection from Employer
Employer Penalty for Noncompliance
Employer Protection
Other Methods for Collecting Child Support
Future Changes
Child Support: State Provisions
State Matrices
Federal Medical Child Support Withholding for Cash Medical Support
Withholding for Medical Support Premiums
Legislative Background
National Medical Support Notice
Form Requirements
Employer Receipt of the NMSN
Who Handles the NMSN
Reasons to Reject the NMSN
Administrator's Duties
Employer Issues with the NMSN
Proposed Changes to the NMSN
Withholding for the Medical Support
Priority of Withholding
State Requirements
Termination of Employment
Termination of Coverage
State Medical Support: State Provisions
Federal Creditor Garnishment
Legislative Background
Order to Withhold
Service of Order
What to Do
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