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I am located in Ontario and I pay independent contractors to…

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I am located in Ontario and I pay independent contractors to sew products. We pay them by the product sewn or piece work and we do pay 4% vacation on each cheque. Their pay does not go through our payroll system. I am expecting to receive a request for garnishment for one of these contractors. Can I garnish their pay? and if so, how much?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Province of Ontario

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Not as of yet. I received a phone call saying it was being sent to me.

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Yes you can garnish them. It's not just about paycheques or employment versus self-employed. Any pay can be garnished, even accounts receivable.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is there a percentage that I can go up to eg. 20%?

Yes it is 20% in fact.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you that is all I need at this time.

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