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How a Tax Levy Can Cripple Your Finances

If you owe back taxes to the IRS, you may eventually receive a tax levy. A tax levy is where the “rubber meets the road.” A tax levy can and will cripple your finances. Here is the usual scenario: You just got a dreadful...more

New Law May Reduce Amount Subject to Wage Garnishment

In case you missed it, Senate Bill 501, a law which became effective on July 1, 2016, may reduce the prohibited amount of weekly disposable earnings that may be garnished depending on where the employee...more

Stopping a Tax Levy: Answers from a NY IRS Attorney

You just got a dreadful call from your boss or human resources person that they received a tax levy and they are legally required to garnish your paycheck. Yikes! Perhaps you just wrote a check and it bounced. You call your...more

What is a NYS Tax Warrant? New York Tax Attorney Explains Your Options

Perhaps you have received a NYS tax warrant in the mail or worse, have been “visited” by an agent of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Before you make the mistake of handling this difficult tax problem on...more

IRS Wage Garnishment Help & FAQs

An IRS wage garnishment can cripple your finances. Whether you live in New York or some other high cost of living state, you depend on your paycheck being there like clockwork. You've owed back taxes to the IRS but you've...more

Employment Law - July 2016 #2

Take Two: EEOC Amends Pay Data Collection Proposal - Why it matters - Tweaking its initial plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated proposal about the collection of pay data from...more

Uniform Wage Garnishment Act Approved by Commission

What employer would not like to reduce its legal risks and administrative costs? The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) presented employers with just that opportunity when on July 13, 2016 it finished three years of studying and...more

What Employers Need to Know About the New State Garnishment Laws, Part II: Tennessee, California, South Dakota, and West Virginia

The requirements and processes applicable to employers handling garnishments are primarily governed by state law—meaning that multi-state employers need to be aware of the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) in...more

What Employers Need to Know About the New State Garnishment Laws, Part I: Michigan and Georgia

The requirements and processes applicable to employers handling garnishments are primarily governed by state laws. Therefore, in addition to the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), multistate employers need to be...more

2016 Tennessee Legislative Update

In its latest session, the Tennessee Legislature passed four bills that affect Tennessee public and private employers’ workplace policies and procedures....more

Tennessee Legislative Update

Governor Haslam recently signed several bills into law that will impact Tennessee employees and employers in both the public and private sectors. Employers may wish to reassess certain policies and practices in light of these...more

How Facebook Can Help You Eliminate a Default Judgment

Every single day I meet with people in my law practice who come to me with a wage garnishment stemming from a judgment that, until now, they had no knowledge of. In order to garnish wages it is generally necessary to file a...more

Garnishment Order Based on an Original Judgment Entered in a Maryland Court Sufficient to Garnish Wages of a Non-resident

In Daniel M. Mensah v. MCT Federal Credit Union, No. 54, Sept. Term, 2015 (Opinion by Battaglia, J.), the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court, addressed an issue of first impression regarding wage...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - February 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") recently announced that its long awaited changes to the federal overtime regulations will be published in July 2016. The revised regulations, which were first discussed in March 2014, are...more

I Forgot to Respond to a Garnishment. Now What?

If you are a business owner and have employees, at some point you will receive a garnishment. Garnishment is a post-judgment process that allows a judgment creditor to acquire the judgment debtor’s assets (property or...more

Unfiled Tax Returns – Getting Back on Track with Your Delinquent Taxes

If you have unfiled tax returns, there are a number of questions probably running through your mind: Will I go to jail? Should I come forward voluntarily? Should I hire a tax attorney? Perhaps you received several...more

Gavel to Gavel: Complying with garnishments

On the whole, most employers do an admirable job of keeping up with the ever-changing statutes and regulations that apply to the employer-employee relationship. Wage garnishments, however, are often overlooked by...more

New York Tax Problems: Answers to your NYS & IRS Questions

If have New York tax problems, you may have questions about what the Department of Taxation & Finance can do to collect back taxes that you may owe and what your options are to resolve your tax problems. You may also be...more

Arizona’s Default Judgment Problem

Arizona has a default judgment problem. Every day I meet with families and individuals who have been notified that their wages are about to be garnished based upon a default judgment entered years ago that they didn’t even...more

13 IRS Tax Problem Solutions & Tips

As a New York tax attorney that handles IRS problems on a daily basis, here are the 14 most common IRS tax problem situations and questions that I hear from concerned taxpayers and some helpful tips to put your tax problems...more

Wage Garnishment Rules Will Change in 2016

Senate Bill 501 changes the amount of an employee’s weekly earnings that would be exempt from a wage garnishment order in California. Currently the amount subject to garnishment cannot exceed the lesser of 25% of the...more

Employment Law Reporter – December 2015/January 2016

New Laws for 2016 - Thousands of laws are introduced each year at the state and federal level. While only a fraction of these become law, tracking the most important laws can be a daunting task. But never fear, we have...more

The Employment Law Authority - November/December 2015

A federal appellate court recently dismissed a lawsuit brought by a paramedic who claimed that his employer unlawfully placed him on alternative duty after he refused to participate in a wellness program. According to the...more

Attention California Employers: New Employment Laws Affecting Your Business Take Effect on January 1, 2016

In past years the Governor of California has enacted new laws related to employment that place additional burdens on employers, while granting additional rights to employees. This year is no exception. Although there is some...more

Wage Exemption Amount for Restraining Notices and Levies under New York State Law to Increase to $2,160 as of December 31, 2015

Under New York’s Exempt Income Protection Act (“EIPA”), certain funds in deposit accounts are exempt from most restraining notices and levies. One exemption under the EIPA is for an amount deemed to be protected wages, with...more

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