What is Wage Garnishment? | How to Stop Wage Garnishment?

Wage garnishment is a legal procedure that requires an employer to withhold a portion of an employee’s wages as payment for an outstanding debt. While a court order is typically used to start the process, it may not be necessary in some cases. As an example: When it comes to federal student loans, the loan holder has the authority to order an employer to garnish an employee’s wages without going to court.