Withholding Child and Spousal Support
1 hour 30 minutes
Ensure that deductions for child and spousal support withholding are handled correctly based on state and federal requirements.
Garnishments in general can be complex for most companies and the majority of garnishments received are for child support. Understanding all the laws in regards to child support can be overwhelming. It is important for companies to understand those laws and how to apply them to be able to review all aspects of child support withholding requirements from the federal and state level. This topic will give all the details needed to know what laws to follow and how to properly calculate, execute and remit withheld payments to the appropriate state disbursement units. This material will provide a review of medical support orders, what are they, and who should handle them in relation to a child support order. Special employee situations will also be reviewed to avoid costly penalties.
• You will be able to discuss of the most up-to-date lump sum reporting requirements and how to comply and process the additional orders sent to employers due to the reporting requirement.
• You will be able to review how to properly calculate a child support deduction from an employees pay, according to the employer legal requirements, not just the order received.
• You will be able to recognize the employer’s legal requirements when a child support order is received.
• You will be able to identify the different types of administrative fees and when they are required or when an employer can choose to withhold them.