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A Complete Guide to Garnishment Compliance: 3-Part In-Depth Training


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $499.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Garnishments and levies are one of the most complicated aspects of payroll management. Payroll departments need to understand all types of garnishments, the guidelines that surround them and all the compliance issues that may arise while dealing with garnishing an employee's wages, or face costly penalties. Join us for a live, 3-part webinar series to discover:

  • Tips to handling support orders: child & spousal support issues
  • Prioritize Creditor garnishments, student loans & non-tax debts
  • Federal or state levies: What's the correct way to deduct wages?
  • The different federal & state laws that control wage garnishments
  • Managing multiple garnishments: Which take priority?
  • Bonus: Examples of how to calculate various deductions

Program Highlights

  • Support Garnishments: Must-Have Info to Ensure Compliance - Day 1

    • What you need to consider when deciding the withholding limit
    • Multiple garnishment orders: What should you deduct first?
    • Steps to take when an employee with a support order terminates
    • How to handle income withholding orders for an independent contractor
    • Learn if a lump sum payment has to be reported to the state support agency
  • Ordinary Garnishments- Creditor Garnishments, Student Loans & Non-Tax Debts - Day 2

    • The most current changes to laws affecting garnishments: Stay up-to-date
    • Strategies to prioritize multiple garnishments of different types
    • Social Security Number isn't included in the order: What do you do?
    • Important points to remember when completing an answer or interrogatory
  • Federal Tax & State Tax Levies: Avoid Liabilities & Stay Compliant- Day 3

    • What's the correct way to deduct wages for a levy?
    • Strategies to determine the requirements for each type of levy
    • One situation in which an IRS levy has priority over a child support order
    • Which garnishments take priority? Issues with multiple garnishments
  • Live Question & Answer Session - Hear Your Garnishment Questions Answered!

About The Speaker

Amorette (Amy) Nelson Bryant was a payroll manager for 15 years and a garnishment consultant for the past 13 years. She is author of The Complete Guide to Federal and State Garnishment and co-author of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement's The Employer's Desk Guide to Child Support. Her clients include Fortune 100 companies to whom she provides staff training, legislative updates and explanations for handling difficult garnishment issues. Her background includes:

  • Former Chair and current member of the APA Government Affairs Task Force Child Support Subcommittee and the Garnishment Subcommittee. She is former Chair of the Large Employer Task Force Legislative Sub-committee and current member of the APA Hotline. She also served on two committees with the Texas Attorney General's Office, Division of Child Support Enforcement.
  • Worked with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement to design the Order/Notice to Withhold and is a member of the e-IWO workgroup and OCSE Taskforce for employers and state agencies.
  • She is a long-time member of the American Payroll Association (APA), and serves on a number of subcommittees. She was a co-founder of the Portland, Oregon Chapter and the Texas Payroll Conference. She has held numerous offices, including President of the Portland and Houston Chapters of the APA, and she regularly conducts garnishment workshops for the APA, local APA chapters and regional conferences.

Program Benefits

Join renowned garnishment expert Amy Bryant for this 3-part comprehensive webinar series that covers the complex and troublesome situations that can arise during the garnishment process in 90-minute sessions.