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Kansas Wage Garnishment Law

Wage garnishment, the most common type of garnishment, is the process of deducting money from an employee's wages as a result of a court order. Wage garnishments continue until the entire debt is paid or arrangements are made to pay off the debt. Garnishments can be taken for any type of debt but common examples of debt that result in garnishments include:
  • child support
  • student loans
  • taxes
  • credit card and medical bills

When served on an employer, garnishments are part of the payroll process. When processing payroll, sometimes there is not enough money in the employee's net pay to satisfy all of the garnishments. For example, in a case with tax, and credit card garnishments, the first garnishment taken would be the tax garnishment, then garnishments for the credit card. Employers receive a notice telling them to withhold a certain amount of their employee's wages for payment and cannot refuse to garnish wages. Employers must correctly calculate the amount to withhold and must make the deductions until the garnishment expires.

Wage garnishment can negatively affect credit, reputation with a employer, and the ability to receive a loan or open a bank account.

The garnishment limit (with some exceptions like child support and taxes) is 25% of the employee's disposable earnings (what's left after mandatory deductions).

DISPOSABLE EARNINGS TABLE
Minimum Wage  ($7.25/hr)
Employee paid weekly

Disposable Earnings:
Withhold:

Less than $217.51
$217.51 to $290.00
$290.01 and over

$0.00
all over $217.50
25 % of total
disposable earnings
Employee paid every two weeks

Disposable Earnings:
Withhold:

Less than $435.01
$435.01 to $580.00
$580.01 and over

$0.00
all over $435.00
25 % of total
disposable earnings
Employee paid semimonthly

Disposable Earnings:
Withhold:

Less than $471.26
$471.26 to $628.33
$628.34 and over

$0.00
all over $471.25
25 % of total
disposable earnings
Employee paid monthly

Disposable Earnings:
Withhold:

Less than $942.51
$942.51 to $1,256.67
$1,256.68 and over

$0.00
all over $942.50
25 % of total
disposable earnings
NOTE: The numbers used on this page are illustrative only and must be adjusted to comply with K.S.A. 60-725 and K.S.A. 2310 (b)

You can fill out the form below with kansas wage garnishment information to evaluate if the money being withheld from a pay check is accurate within the guidelines of the table above and the law.  This form is not applicable in all situtations but does cover most common wage garnishment calculations.
Payroll
Pay Schedule  
Total Gross $  
Income Withholdings
Social Security Tax $  
Federal Income Tax $  
State Income Tax $  
Other $  
Miscellanous Withholdings
Support $  
Priority Lien $  
Garnishment
Withholdings $  
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