Arkansas Garnishment: What you need to know

A garnishment is an order of a court to an employer (the garnishee) to withhold a sum of money from an employee's earnings for payment of a debt. The state of Arkansas draws a distinction between garnishments for support obligations (AR Code Sec. 9-14-218 et seq.) and those for other debts (AR Code Sec. 16-110-401 et seq.; Sec. 16-66-208).
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Federal garnishment laws apply to virtually all employers. Where state laws are more restrictive than federal law (i.e., by protecting a greater amount of salary from garnishment), state laws will govern.
The Arkansas Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) will send an Income Withholding Order to an employer. The employer must begin withholding no later than the first pay period that occurs after 14 days following the date the notice was mailed.
Administrative fees for child support. The employer may collect a fee of $2.50 to cover its administrative costs for child support withholding.
Health insurance coverage. The National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) is a two-part federally required form. It was designed to provide employers and plan administrators with a standardized set of forms, processes, and time frames to streamline the work to enroll dependent children in employer-sponsored healthcare plans. The NMSN will typically be issued a few days following an employer's receipt of an Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support. Employers and plan administrators who fail to comply with the NMSN in a timely manner may be subject to court actions by either the state or the parents of the dependents.
Part A of the NMSN includes an Employer Information Sheet, the Notice to Withhold for Health Care Coverage, the Employer ...

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