The rules governing payroll garnishment

What you need to know about garnishment, and where to look for update information.
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|CHRR, Guide to Payroll|Last Updated: 08/29/2001

Government information on garnishment procedures is not easy to come by, as jurisdictions generally do not provide employer guides on how to handle the orders.

Payroll managers who have to deal with garnishment orders for employees who owe family support payments know how complicated the process can be, especially for employers operating in more than one province or territory. Payroll administrators must not only understand what the law requires them to do when sent a garnishment order, they may also have to deal with angry and upset employees, who may have questions or comments about the garnishment order.

Many provinces, however, are now including information about their maintenance enforcement programs on the Internet. The relevant addresses are listed below.