Multiple Wage Attachment Rules provide a means to track amounts withheld across all wage attachments, to ensure that withholding limits are not exceeded. These rules must define a minimum amount of wages left for the employee or a maximum amount taken, based on a user-defined disposable wage amount.
There are 3 types of Multiple Wage Attachment Rules:
- Employee Wage Attachment
- Defined for a single wage attachment number. This rule further defines the Employee Level DBA rules to be only for a given wage attachment rather than across all wage attachments for a DBA number. For example, an employee has two garnishments from different states. One garnishment limits the withholding to 15% and the other to 20%. This employee has no other wage attachments. The user is able to implement this functionality by setting up Employee Level Wage Attachments rules for 15% and 20%.
- Employee DBA Level
- This rule will be defined for an employee across all wage attachments for a given DBA number. This rule will be processed following the calculation of all wage attachments for a given DBA. An example of this rule could be that state legislation exists to limit garnishment for one employee to 25% and another state has legislation that limits the amount to $200 total. A user could setup these rules at the employee DBA level to allow for employee specific legislation.
- Default DBA Level
- This rule can be defined across all wage attachments for a given DBA number. This rule can be implemented in a case where a DBA must contain a rule that satisfies a federal requirement and is consistent for all employees with this DBA. The rule will be processed for each employee following all wage attachments for a given DBA. An example of this rule is that federal legislation exists to limit the amount of a garnishment to 25% of disposable gross. The user may choose to implement this rule across a DBA for garnishments at the default level.
Multiple Wage Attachment rules will be setup at one of these levels using the Multiple Wage Attachment Rule Revisions (P07107) application.
NOTE: Multiple Child Support Rules do not pertain to the above mentioned Multiple Wage Attachment Rules. When an employee has multiple child supports, the multiple child support override functionality (P07107) comes into play. The Multiple Wage Attachment Rules specifically pertain to garnishments, child support, levy, etc. that an employee may have at the same time.
For more information on Multiple Wage Attachment rules, please refer to the Advisor Webcast on the topic (access the 2015 Archived Tab and select the recording and/or power point presentation for Multiple Wage Attachment Rules). Additionally, the E1 HCM Community has been updated with Q&A from the advisor webcast. You can continue discussions on the topic here as well.