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Introduction to Wage Garnishments

Introduction to Wage Garnishments
Product Code - PYAU01
Speaker(s): Amorette (Amy) Bryant, CPP
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Wage garnishments are among the trickiest functions a payroll department administers. What is the difference between earnings and income? What protection does the law provide to employees who are subject to a garnishment? When do you follow federal limits vs. state limits? What changes are we seeing with the documents as a result of the poor economy? The list of issues goes on and on.

In recognition of this critical area, Bloomberg BNA is hosting a series of five Webinars that will cover virtually every aspect of wage garnishments. In addition to the introductory Webinar, which is designed as a training tool for administering wage attachments, there will be sessions covering child support, creditor and student loan garnishments, as well as federal tax levies. Conducted by noted author and speaker Amy Bryant CPP, each segment will:

  • Build on the information learned in the introductory session.
  • Identify the priority of each type of garnishments as it is studied in the four specialized segments.
  • Explain the most common mistakes made by employers.
  • Show where the greatest potential for employer liabilities lie.
  • Provide updates to applicable state or federal laws.

In Session 1, join Ms. Bryant as she takes you through an introduction to wage garnishments:

  1. Introduction to Wage Garnishments
    • Explanation of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)
      1. Definition of earnings
        • Difference between earnings and income
      2. Definition of disposable earnings
        • Concept of Deductions required by law
      3. Amount exempt (protected) from garnishment for ordinary garnishments
      4. Limitations on the aggregate amount of disposable earnings that can be deducted for :
        • ordinary garnishments, and
        • support
      5. Employee protection from job discrimination and loss of job because they are subject to a garnishment.
    • Explanation of what the CCPA does not cover :
      1. Administrative requirements
      2. Priority of garnishments
      3. Protections for employees with tax levies, voluntary wage assignments, and bankruptcy repayment.
    • Tips for Best Practices with handling garnishments to avoid judgments, costly mistakes
    • Guidance on when to follow federal laws and when to follow state laws.

Register quickly and easily online to secure your space now. Or, please call 1-800-372-1033 option 6, then sub-menu option 1, and refer to date and title of conference. Lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, excluding most federal holidays.   

Don't miss this opportunity to hear a lively, dynamic presentation. Not only are Webinars an excellent way for you to stay current; with Bloomberg BNA you also get:

  • Quality. Count on it. Nothing is canned.
  • Objectivity. Bloomberg BNA provides you with the best and most objective information. Unlike other companies, we don't use our Webinars as a forum to sell outside solutions.
  •  Affordability. Bloomberg BNA Webinars are inexpensive compared to the cost of travel to attend a conference. Plus, you may use a speakerphone and invite as many of your colleagues as you want to listen in-all for the price of a single registration.
  • Convenience. No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office.

In addition, you'll receive:

  • Personal attention. Once you've registered, send your questions in advance to and they'll be included in the program. You'll also have a chance to ask your questions during the Webinar.
  • Follow-up materials. You need no materials upfront to follow along to our live conference. But Bloomberg BNA always issues a follow up e-mail with contact information for our speakers, as well as other materials related to the topic.
  • 1.0 CPE or 1.5 APA RCH credits by attending this Webinar. Find out how 



Amorette (Amy) Bryant, CPP

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Amorette (Amy) Bryant, CPP, who has over 15 years of experience managing large payroll departments in both the private and public sectors.

In addition, Amy is the author of the Complete Guide to Federal and State Garnishment, 2010 Edition, Aspen Publishers; a consultant to Fortune 100 clients in, among other things, identifying new approaches to handling wage attachments; a member of various workgroups headed by the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement; and a member of the APA Subcommittee for Child Support and the Subcommittee for Wage Attachments.