A Compelling Case For Uniform Wage Garnishment Laws

Law360, New York (September 19, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT) -- At its 2016 annual meeting this past July, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) gave final approval to the Uniform Wage Garnishment Act (UWGA). The UWGA is the product of a two-year study followed by another two years of drafting.[1] Efforts to gain enactment in the states will begin with the 2017 legislative sessions.

Employers often have a Herculean task complying with the welter of current laws. For example, a national retailer with employees in every state may be served anywhere and thus will have to be familiar with each state’s garnishment laws. These laws differ significantly with regard to basic terminology...

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