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Wage Garnishment

U.S. Department of Labor

Wage Garnishment: A legal procedure in which an employer is required by court order to withhold a portion of a worker’s earnings for the payment of a debt, such as unpaid child support, repayment of student loans, unpaid taxes or a court judgment. A garnishment can be placed against wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, tax refunds, pension payments and more. See Wage Garnishment.