Business law advice: Take employee wage garnishments seriously

On Behalf of | Nov 14, 2017 | Blog

Most business owners fear the prospect of employee wage garnishments. For the uninitiated, it seems like a very complicated process that will rob you of the time and energy you need to operate your business. Unfortunately, many employees face wage garnishment, which means that employers do as well.

In our business law practice, we have observed several different perspectives about the prospect of employee wage garnishments. Some employers panic and worry that their business is about to be ruined. Some feel that is it not their problem, so they choose to ignore the order. Others think they can make the issue go away by firing the employee.

We want you to understand that none of the above perspectives is correct. In truth, the wage garnishment process is a lot simpler than you may think. The entity that has initiated the garnishment will do most of the work for you. This means you will be informed of how much to take away from the employee’s income and forward on to the receiver.

For the worried business owner, we offer the following important points about garnishing a worker’s wages.

  • Terminating an employee solely because of wage garnishment is against the law
  • Wage garnishments have no affect on the success of a business
  • Ignoring a wage garnishment order will mean legal trouble for business owners
  • A business law attorney can help establish efficient and legal wage garnishment procedures

If you are operating a business, it helps to have a knowledgeable advocate aid you in establishing legal procedures. This helps you overcome potential obstacles quickly and effectively. Please visit our website for additional information about business law in the state of Arizona.