Wage Assignments and Garnishments

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Garnishment of wages, salaries or other compensation due from a county to any of its officers or employees is permitted.[1]  Employers cannot retaliate against an employee based on a wage assignment for alimony or child support, but the employer may impose a service charge of up to five percent, not to exceed $5.00 per month.[2] The maximum amount of earnings that may be garnished is set out in T.C.A. § 26-2-106. For federal law regarding garnishments, see 15 U.S.C. § 1672(b).

[1]  T.C.A. § 26-2-221.

[2]  T.C.A. § 36-5-501.