2.3 Other withholding
Garnishing by court order
If a court has given judgment against an employee whereby an employee has defaulted in a debt to a third party, the third-party creditor may apply to the court for a redirection ('garnishee') order to be issued to the employer to withhold a portion of the employee's wages and divert the amount withheld to the third-party creditor, until the judgment debt is repaid.
The order must leave the employee with a minimum amount to live off. The minimum amount varies between the different Australian States.
The employer must make payment of the amount
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