MEMORANDUM NO. 99-51
December 13, 1999
TO THE HEADS OF ALL STATE AGENCIES
|Attention:||Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers, and Payroll and Personnel Officers|
|Subject:||Increase of State Minimum Wage and its Impact on CGS 52-361a|
All other deductions (savings bonds, deferred compensation, etc.) are optional and are not permissible in the calculation of disposable earnings.
II. COMPUTATION TO DETERMINE AGGREGATE DISPOSABLE EARNINGS SUBJECT TO GARNISHMENT
Subsection (f) of CGS Section 52-361a provides that the maximum part of the aggregate disposable earnings subject to garnishment may not exceed the lesser of:
|Method A||Method B||Method C|
|GROSS WAGES||$ 950.00||$ 950.00||$ 950.00|
|Less: Allowable Deductions||285.00||285.00||285.00|
|DISPOSABLE EARNINGS||$ 665.00||$ 665.00||$ 665.00|
|75% of Disposable Earnings||$ 498.75|
|80 times State Hourly Minimum||_________||$ 492.00|
|80 times Federal Hourly Minimum||_________||_________||$ 412.00|
|EARNINGS SUBJECT TO GARNISHMENT||$ 166.25||$ 173.00||$ 253.00|
|Since it is the lesser aggregate disposable earnings which are subject to garnishment, the following rules-of-thumb will apply for current rates;|
|$656.00 or more||Use Method A|
|$655.99 or less||Use Method B|
Method C, based on Federal minimum wage, is reflected for comparison purposes only and will not be applicable as long as the Federal minimum wage is less than the State minimum wage.
This memorandum is effective January 1, 2000 and supersedes Comptroller's Memorandum No. 98-40 dated September 18, 1998.
Please direct questions to the Office of the State Comptroller as follows:
Policy Services Division, (860) 702-3440;
Payroll Services Division, (860) 702-3452 or (860) 702-3454.
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