Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Department of Labor and Industry
Maximum Garnishment Amounts [16 VAC 15 ‑ 21]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Maximum Garnishment Amounts
Action 1880
[Withdrawn 9/23/2005]
General Information
Action Summary This action increases from 30 times the federal minimum wage rate(F.M.W.R.) per week to 40 times the F.M.W.R. per week as the amount of disposable earnings that are exempt from garnishment. This action also establishes the maximum amount which can be withheld for garnishment per week as either 25% of the weekly disposable earnings or the amount by which the weekly disposable earnings exceed 40 times the F.M.W.R., whichever is less, so long as the amount withheld does not reduce the weekly disposable earnings below 40 times the F.M.W.R.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Virginia Code ยง2.2-4006
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3401 Final Stage withdrawn on 09/23/2005 prior to publication in The Virginia Register.
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:
Phone: (804)786-3224    FAX: (804)371-2324    TDD: (804)786-2376

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.