Garnishments

ConnectedPay Administrator Guide

Version
R2024.1.0
Garnishments

You can withhold money for court-ordered garnishments in your Dayforce Unified payroll. The following screenshot illustrates the garnishment process:

Process flow for setting up a garnishment in a global ConnectedPay project.

First, you must obtain the court documents that identify the garnishment and then set up the garnishment deduction. You can set up the garnishment as a payroll deduction, according to the court documents. In Dayforce, the deduction can be a percentage or an amount. Next, be sure to upload the PDF garnishment documents in Dayforce Document Management. The ICP downloads the court-order PDF from Dayforce Document Management and then validates the garnishment amount against legislative rules. Then, you must ensure that the garnishment deductions are in Dayforce. After that, the garnishment amount is deducted from the employee's pay.

Important: Remember that you are responsible for reviewing the garnishment amounts for the employee's first deduction to ensure that the amount that the ICP is deducting is the same as the deduction amount in Dayforce. In some cases, the locally compliant amount is different from the one in the application. If so, you must update the garnishment amount in Dayforce.

The payroll reports in Dayforce will reflect the appropriate amount to pay the government agencies. Finally, you can submit the payment to the government agency by check or pre-authorized direct deposit.

See Employee Election Setup.