search
search

Training For Hawaii Garnishment Law Requirements

Training For Hawaii Garnishment Law Requirements

Hawaii Wage Garnishment RulesWhat Is A Garnishment?

A wage garnishment is any legal or equitable procedure through which some portion of a person's earnings is required to be withheld by an employer for the payment of a debt.

The six basic types of garnishments are child support, federal, state, or local levies, creditor garnishments, and student loans, with the largest amount of garnishments being for child support.

Employer Guidelines For Handling Garnishments

Employers generally have to notify the debtor in writing that a wage garnishment is about to start before making a garnishment and sending payments to the creditor. The wage garnishment then typically continues until the debts are paid off or otherwise resolved. Employers are required to provide employees with a copy of garnishment paperwork.

With regard to child support garnishments, all states are required to use the "Order/Notice To Withhold Income For Child Support" notice for Child Support. This notice is designed to provide employers with key information so that they do not have to decipher unfamiliar orders/notices from different states. Click here for details on this notice, including steps to process this notice.

Employers should note that they cannot contest the income-withholding order; however, the employer should contact the issuing agency if unable to implement the withholding either because the individual named in the order is not an employee or a withholding is already in place for the child and employee. Additionally, employers should note that states often have varying garnishment rules, so they should be sure to know the payroll wage garnishments rules for the state(s) in which it does business.

Hawaii Wage Garnishment Rules

In Hawaii, employees subject to garnishments are allowed to choose whether they want to use the state or federal limits on wage garnishments.

Re child support orders, the maximum amount that can be withheld runs between 50 (if the employee is supporting another spouse and/or children) and 65% (if the employee is not supporting another spouse and/or children and is at least 12 weeks in arrears in making support payments).

Re levies, Hawaii wage garnishment laws limit the total percentage of an employee's disposable earnings to be garnished, even if an employee has more than one wage garnishment. Hawaii law also prohibits any employer from terminating employees who have any type of wage garnishment.

The maximum that employers can withhold is 5 percent of the first $100 of disposable wages per month, 10 percent of the next $100 per month, and 20 percent of all sums in excess of $200 per month.

Disposable earnings are the amount of earnings remaining after the deduction of any amount required by law.

Recommended Garnishment Training Courses:

Find Seminars, Webinars, And Online Training In Your Area
Designations / Certifications
Improve your knowledge and industry standing!
Professional Development
Products & Services to help manage and grow your career!

Contact Info For Hawaii Garnishments Law

75 Aupuni Street #101
Hilo, HI 96720-4245
587-1719






References and Disclaimers

This information is based on a variety of state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. The PayrollTrainingCenter makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, the PayrollTrainingCenter is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for any inaccuracies contained herein.

https://www.abelmannlaw.com/wage-garnishment-hawaii/
About Us Contact Us Privacy Add To eMail List My Account
FacebookPayrollTrainingCenter.com. 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 227 | Alpharetta, GA 30022 | 770-410-1219 | support@PayrollTrainingCenter.com
Copyright PayrollTrainingCenter.com 2018 | Web Site Development by OTAU