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If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Court Administration ADA Liaison, Santa Rosa County, 6865 Caroline
Street, Milton, FL 32570, Phone 850-623-3159, Fax 850-983-0062, email
at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
Federal Wage Garnishment Law
Effective July 1, 1970
(For Attachment to Garnishment Order)
The garnishment restrictions of Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1673) provide that no
court of the United States or of any State may make, execute, or enforce any order or process which provides for the
garnishment of the aggregate disposable earnings of any individual for any workweek in an amount which is in
excess of the lesser of the following restrictions:
(1) 25 percent of the individual’s disposable earnings for the workweek, or
(2) the amount by which his disposable earnings for that week exceed 30 times the minimum wage under
section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29.U.S.C.206)(a)(1).
These restrictions do not apply in the case of (1) Court orders for the support of any person. (2) Court orders under
Chapter XIII of the Bankruptcy Act, and (3) Any debt due for any State or Federal Tax.
“Disposable earnings” is compensation paid or payable for personal services less any amounts required to be
withheld by law.
The law also prohibits an employer from discharging any employee because his earnings have been subjected to
garnishment for any one indebtedness. The term “one indebtedness” refers to a single debt, regardless of the number
of levies made or creditors seeking satisfaction. Whoever willfully violates the discharge provision of this law may
be prosecuted criminally and fined up to $1,000.00 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
A section or provision of the State law that requires a larger amount to be garnished than the Federal law permits is
considered preempted by the Federal law. On the other hand, the State law provision is to be applied if it results in a
smaller garnishment amount.
Information regarding the Federal Wage Garnishment Law may be obtained from any office of Wage and Hour
Division, U. S. Department of Labor.
Room 14, Romark Building
Room 1527, Federal Office Building
3521 W. Broward Boulevard
51 S.W. First Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Miami, FL 33130
Room 552 New Federal Building
Room 505, New Federal Building
400 West Bay Street, Box 35047
500 Zack Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tampa, FL 33602
Room 309, Orlando Professional Center
22 West Lake Beauty Drive
P.O. Box 8024-A
Orlando, FL 32806
NOTICE TO EMPLOYER: Pursuant to this Writ of Garnishment you must report to this Court ALL sums due
from you to the Defendant. However, you should only retain and withhold 25% of such sums for disposition as the
Court may order. You should pay the other 75% to the employee as you ordinarily would. For further details, read
the above notice carefully.


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