Q: We recently terminated an employee and are paying severance for several weeks; however, the employee has a garnishment. Does it come out of the severance payments?
A: Typically, garnishments will come out of amounts due and owing to the employee from the employer. Severance payments are W2 changes and as such the garnishment would normally apply. Sometimes there may be variation on how money can be taken out of payments based on the garnishment order itself.
HR Quick Takes features client questions and answers from Iowa employment attorneys. If you have a question you’d like answered, email email@example.com.
Davis Brown Law Firm blogs, legal updates, and other content are for educational and informational purposes only. This is not legal advice and it does not create an attorney/client relationship between Davis Brown and readers. Each circumstance is different; readers should consult an attorney to understand how this content relates to their personal situation. You should not use Davis Brown blogs or content as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state. Reproduction of Davis Brown content without written consent is prohibited.