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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...
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