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Im trying to calculate a garnishment notice for our employee

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I'm trying to calculate a garnishment notice for our employee in the state of Louisiana. It says 25% of deductible earnings. Is that his entire gross pay?
The Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act sets the maximum allowed garnishment if wages at 25% of NET pay (after taxes). So you are not looking at the total gross pay, you are looking at 25% of what is left after Federal Income Tax, FICA, Social Security, Medicare, and State tax has been deducted. 401k and health insurance do not count as deductions.
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