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Dismissing or terminating an employee with a garnishment

Legal Requirement: If you dismiss an employee with a garnishment order for any reason, you are required by law to notify the collecting agency immediately. State guidelines vary but it is recommended you contact the agency 5 days after you learn that an employee will terminate employment or within 5 days after termination, whichever occurs earlier.

This form from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is accepted as fulfillment of the termination requirements for some states but not all. States may require additional information or specific employer action.