Wage Garnishment Administration: Reduce Costs & Exposure

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

$270 Members / $295 Future Members

Michigan ranks among the highest in the number of businesses and residents subject to garnishments, making it important for businesses to understand how to reliably and properly administer them. And with the complete overhaul in 2015 to Michigan’s wage garnishment process and forms, the burdens, expenses and risks for businesses has increased.

A mishandled garnishment can lead to direct liability for the missed deductions or even the full debt owned. Conversely, businesses must not violate employee rights to full, complete, and timely pay, even when there is a garnishment. Please join us for this comprehensive, full-day seminar to learn how to properly address wage garnishments and reduce your administrative expense and legal exposure.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Creditor wage garnishments
  • State and federal tax levies
  • Bankruptcy orders
  • Student loan garnishments
  • Income withholding orders
  • Medical support notices
  • Discovery or requests for information
  • Attempts to hold the employer liable for mishandled matters

Expert Presenter:

Martin C. BrookMartin C. Brook, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PLLC is a labor and employment attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He advises employers on all aspects of employment law compliance & employer rights, litigation avoidance initiatives, positive employee relations, wage garnishments, other wage attachments, electronic pay and tax protestors’ issues. Notably, he assisted in drafting the Michigan garnishment reform Bills that became law and testified before the Michigan Legislature in support of the Bills. He also serves as an advisor to the Uniform Law Commission in the area of Wage Garnishments. 


Six (6) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance AND Tax Policy and Finance Compliance Certification Program.
Five (5) credits under the guidelines of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy
Five (5) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Five (5) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.