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 2412
General Information
Action Summary This amendment raises the amount of weekly earnings that are protected from garnishment from $206.00 to $234.00. The amendment is based on an increase to the federal minimum wage rate which takes effect on July 24, 2007 and raises the minimum wage to $5.85 per hour.
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: The Code of Virginia, §§ 2.2-4002, 2.2-4006, 40.1-28.10, 34-29; 29 U.S.C. § 201 et seq.
RIS Project Yes  [000746]
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
4203 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/23/2007.
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.