REMEDIES AND PENALTIES
LIMITATIONS ON CREDITORS’ REMEDIES
28-45-104. Limitation on garnishment. (1) For the purposes of this part:
(a) "Disposable earnings" means that part of the earnings of an individual remaining after the deduction from those earnings of amounts required by law to be withheld; and
(b) "Garnishment" means any legal or equitable procedure through which the earnings of an individual are required to be withheld for payment of a debt.
(2) The maximum part of the aggregate disposable earnings of an individual for any work week which is subject to garnishment to enforce payment of a judgment arising from a regulated consumer credit sale or regulated consumer loan may not exceed the lesser of:
(a) Twenty-five percent (25%) of his disposable earnings for that week; or
(b) The amount by which his disposable earnings for that week exceed thirty (30) times the federal minimum hourly wage prescribed by section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, U.S.C. title 29, section 206(a)(1), in effect at the time the earnings are payable.
(c) In the case of earnings for a pay period other than a week, the director of the department of labor shall prescribe by rule a multiple of the federal minimum hourly wage equivalent in effect to that set forth in paragraph (b).
(3) No court may make, execute, or enforce an order or process in violation of this section.
[28-45-104, added 1983, ch. 119, sec. 3, p. 295; am. 1996, ch. 421, sec. 22, p. 1421; am. 2000, ch. 267, sec. 1, p. 754.]