I am an independent contractor working for a car lot, I had a fender bender in a customers van while detailing it and now my employer is garnishing my wages to pay for the damage on the van? Is this legal? I am being forced to pay 2500 dollars. I'm only 20 years old and I do not make enough money to live as is.
Wage garnishment is the process whereby your employer sends part of your paycheck directly to your creditor in order to pay off your debt.
Employee wages are set by the employer but must meet the federal or state minimum wage. Employers must withhold, report, and pay employment taxes.
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