How does wage Garnishment work in California?
Question by Glen Creekmore: How does wage Garnishment work in California?
What does 30 times minimum wage mean?
I don’t understand this. It’s either 25% of disposable income OR 30 times minimum wage (which ever is less). PLEASE, I need an example. My net pay is $ 753 every two weeks. What would the garnishment amount be?
Answer by Steve D
25% of disposable pay is one-quarter of the $ 753..about $ 188 – or about $ 94 weekly. California minimum wage is $ 8 an hour…for 40 hours, that means a max garnishment of 40 * $ 8 or $ 320. Since 25% of your weekly disposable income is less than 30 times minimum wage, they would garnish up to the $ 94/week or $ 188 each pay check.
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