Can an employer hold me responsible for penalties from not garnishing my wage?

by April
(Fairfax, VA)

There was a wage garnishment to be held against me, but my employer never did it. They received a summons to explain why they didn't garnish and the court penalized them $3000. Now my employers are acting as if it's my fault for not reminding them. Can I be held responsible?

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Dec 23, 2011
Can an employer hold me responsible for penalties from not garnishing my wage?
by: Debtcollectionanswers

No, it is not your responsibility to remind your employer to garnish your wages. Once they receive an order to garnish your wages, they have a legal obligation to do so.

If they try to make you pay for any penalties associated with their failure to garnish your wages, I recommend that you contact a consumer law attorney in your area right away -- someone who helps consumers resolve debt collection problems. Your initial consultation should be free.

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