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​Employers often find themselves becoming more involved in their employees’ personal financial affairs when they are served with garnishments or other orders to collect monies owed by employees. This class will provide participants with information that will help them identify and properly process employee wage garnishments and income withholding orders. This class takes a hands-on approach by reviewing frequently used forms and working through numerous examples. This class has been updated to reflect changes to Colorado garnishment law taking effect in October of 2020.

*Please note: This course only applies to Colorado employers.


Garnishments and Income Withholding Orders

  • What is a valid garnishment?
  • What types of garnishments attach to employee wages in Colorado?
  • How do garnishments differ from other income withholding orders?
  • What is a levy for unpaid taxes?
  • What is a student loan garnishment?
  • What are my obligations under orders to deduct for health insurance?


  • How and when to process a wage garnishment
  • How and when to process an income withholding for support
  • How much must an employer withhold and what are the deadlines for response and payment
  • How to handle multiple garnishments and income withholding orders, and how to establish priorities for payment
  • How does a bankruptcy affect other orders

Who Should Attend

Human resources specialists, personnel administrators, payroll specialists, and managers


Employers Council staff attorney



0.55 Continuing Education Units
5.25 HRCI-General
Course ID #LEGL111

Class Details

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