Can You Be Fired for a Wage Attachment?

Your employer can't fire you for one wage attachment. But if you have more than one, the law is different.

Your employer may consider a wage attachment a hassle and may threaten to fire you if you don’t settle the debt right away. Here's what the law does and doesn't require.

(To learn about wage attachments, see If Your Wages are Attached: Your Rights.)

Federal Law on Protection From Firing for Wage Attachments

Under the law, however, an employer cannot fire you because your wages are attached to satisfy a single debt. (15 U.S.C. §â

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