Garnishee Regulation Changes

On March 1, 2023 the province announced changes to the Garnishee Regulation, which governs how much creditors can seize from a debtor's paycheque.

The Garnishee Regulation comes into play after a court rules that one party owes money to another.  In a child-support judgment, for example, if the debtor does not pay that money, creditors can use the Garnishee Act to go directly to the debtor's employer and have part of their wages handed over.

The changes affect how much money is exempt from garnishment, so a debtor can keep enough of their paycheque to cover basic needs.
More details on the new Regulation are available here.

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