Were your wages garnished by the Employment Development Department (EDD)? If so, there are things you should know. The EDD is not like debt-buyers that require a lawsuit to withhold your money. The EDD is able to withhold money owed to you by the state to repay a debt. Since there is never a good time for a wage garnishment, you probably want to act quickly.
You should be aware that there are limits on garnishments. Generally, the amount garnished is about 25% of your take home pay. This will continue until the amount due has been repaid. However, if you do not earn much, California law can help you protect even more.
The good news is that you cannot be fired for receiving an earnings withholding order, unless your earnings have been withheld for a different court judgment. If this is the first time your wages have been withheld and you are fired, you can get help from the California Labor Commissioner in getting your job back.
Before you take any action, be sure that you are informed. At the Law Office of Daniela Romero, we believe in relationships that are based on trust. Before we work together, we would like you to get to know us. This is to make sure you are the right fit for us and that we are the perfect fit for you, so that you can be completely comfortable sharing even the most intimate and difficult details of your case with us so we can offer you representation to the fullest extent of the law. Call us for a free consultation to find out the options that will work best for you.