Wage garnishments can not only be embarrassing, but can impact your employment, since your employer is notified and has to ensure that he deducts the money requested from your wages and remits it. This creates an administrative burden, especially in the case of Small Claims Court. If your employer does not garnish your wages as directed by the court, your creditor can ask for a garnishee hearing at the court and the court has the authority to order your employer to pay the amount of your judgement. A wage garnishment issued to your employer alerts your employer to the fact that you have a financial problem. If you hold a position where you must be financially responsible, for example, within the finance industry or a regulated industry that requires a clear financial history, it can create an issue.
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