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Wage Assignment - Garnishments

Wage Assignment

A wage assignment is a private transaction between the employee and the creditor wherein an employee transfers his right to collect all or part of his wages to a creditor. The federal garnishment restrictions would therefore not apply to wage assignments. If a legal proceeding to enforce a wage assignment results in a judgment with an accompanying garnishment order, the federal order would apply.

Some states place a limit on the amount of wages that may be assigned by an employee; other states expressly declare wage assignment void. is a free online resource featuring a compilation of research, collaboration and web tools for use by payroll professionals and more including information about payroll tax articles, federal tax information and state tax information.

Helpful Hint... Anytime you move or have a major life change (for example - marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.) always be sure to complete a new W-4!