Title iii protects everyone who receives personal

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territories and possessions. Title III protects everyone who receives personal earnings. Amount of Earnings that may be Garnished (General) The amount of pay subject to garnishment is based on an employee's "disposable earnings," which is the amount of earnings left after legally required deductions are made. Examples of such deductions include federal, state, and local taxes, the employee's share of Social Security, Medicare and State Unemployment Insurance tax. It also includes withholdings for employee retirement systems required by law. Deductions not required by law—such as those for voluntary wage assignments, union dues, health and life insurance, contributions to charitable causes, purchases of savings bonds, retirement plan contributions (except those required by law) and payments to employers for payroll advances or purchases of merchandise—usually may not be subtracted from gross earnings when calculating disposable earnings under the CCPA. Title III sets the maximum amount that may be garnished in any workweek or pay period, regardless of the number of garnishment orders received by the employer. For
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ordinary garnishments (i.e., those not for support, bankruptcy, or any state or federal tax), the weekly amount may not exceed the lesser of two figures: 25 percent of the employee's disposable earnings, or the amount by which an employee's disposable earnings are greater than 30 times the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 an hour). Child Support and Alimony Title III also limits that amount of earnings that may be garnished pursuant to court orders for child support or alimony. The garnishment law allows up to 50 percent of a worker's disposable earnings to be
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