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On July 1, 2013 the California wage garnishment law changed. Previously, judgment creditors in California could garnish the lessor of:
Disposable incomes is that income left over after the employer makes required deductions, such as for taxes or social security.
As of July 1, 2013 the California wage garnishment changed so that a judgment creditor can garnish the lessor of:
This means that if you make the minimum wage or close to the minimum wage, you will be able to keep more of your wages from garnishment. To learn more about the California wage garnishment limits, see California Wage Garnishment Law.