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Can a 1099 Subcontractor Have Wages Garnished?

Yes, a 1099 subcontractor can have wages garnished, with no exemptions.  This means that the entire check can be taken up to what is owed by the contractor at that time.  However, a garnishment order on a 1099 contract employee is one-time only, as opposed to a continuous order served to a W-2 employee.  Normally, a W-2 employee has their wages garnished until their debt is fulfilled.  For a 1099 subcontractor, any further garnishment would require a new order being issued. If the subcontractor has several employers, each one can be issued a garnishment order.

Do you have other questions about wage garnishment? Contact us online or call The Law Offices of Jacoby & Jacoby at 631-289-4600 to schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your individual situation.

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