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Maximum Garnishment Amounts [16 VAC 15 ‑ 21]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation sets forth, for all types of pay periods, the method to calculate the legal maximum amount of disposable earnings which may be subject to garnishment, based on the federal minimum hourly rate in effect at the time the earnings are payable.
State Authority Section (34-29 a)()2 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To establish, for periods other than a week, multiples of the federal minimum hourly wage rate.

2. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Wendy Inge  / Director, Division of Labor and Employment Law
Address: Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: wendy.inge@doli.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-3224    FAX: (804)371-2324    TDD: (804)786-2376
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Calculation of maximum garnishment amounts for an ordinary debt.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/24/2009.
16 VAC 15?21-30, Maximum Garnishment Amounts
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/21/2008.
Maximum Garnishment Amounts
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/23/2007.
Maximum Garnishment Amounts
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/1/2005.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Maximum Garnishment Amounts
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 9/23/2005 prior to submitting for AG review.
Maximum Garnishment Amounts
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 9/23/2005 prior to publication in The Virginia Register.