Employer

 

I received a Wage Order from the Bankruptcy Court regarding one of my employees. What does this mean?
Your employee has filed a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy.  You are required by law to withhold the amount shown in the Wage Order from your employee’s paycheck and to forward these funds to the Chapter 13 Trustee.  If you have questions concerning this Order, please contact the Trustee’s office.

 

How long am I required to withhold this amount?
You are required to continue withholding pay and forwarding the funds to the Trustee’s office until you receive a Wage Release Order from the Bankruptcy Court.

 

This employee no longer works here.
Please contact the Trustee’s office either by telephone, fax or U.S Mail so that we may update our records.  This will help prevent your receiving subsequent Orders from the Bankruptcy Court or inquiries from the Trustee’s office regarding the former employee.

 

I lost or never received a Wage Order or Wage Release Order.
You may obtain a copy of the Wage Order or Wage Release Order by contacting the Trustee’s office.

 

I received a Motion/Order for Relief from Stay. What does this mean? Should I stop withholding pay from the employee’s paycheck?
A Motion/Order for Relief from Stay pertains to a matter between the employee and a creditor.  It is unlikely that any action needs to be taken by the employer.  A Motion/Order for Relief from Stay is NOT an Order from the Bankruptcy Court authorizing the release of the employee’s wages.  You should continue withholding pay from the employee’s pay check and forwarding the withheld funds to the Chapter 13 Trustee.

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