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Thank you very much for your answer. I did find the mentioned Labor code above as well verbage that makes it appear that the law gives an employer a loop hole by stating an employer who complies with any written order or written notice which purports to be given or served in accordance with the provisions of this chapter is not subject to any civil or criminal liability for such compliance unless the employer has actively participated in a fraud.
Which of course the employer didn't commit fraud. The payroll admin is just incomepetent in handling the garnishment the right way and they have no set procedure in how to ensure they don't overdeduct any given order. In my friends scenerio the order was for $150 for late car registration, which if entered correctly, would have been taken out in 1 paycheck and the order been fullfilled. I understand mistakes happen, but at the same time, they should be rectified appropriately. Especially when their $600 error has caused a hardship for the employee. The employer's response was sorry for the error, but you will have to get your money back from the DMV, which takes 6-8 weeks.
Can I ask you one more question? So let's say that since this error of $600 makes it so the employee can't pay his rent, could the employer be responsible for any fees that the employee would incur?
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