garnishment

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a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee

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A garnishee order is passed by an executing court directing or ordering a garnishee not to pay money to judgment debtor since the latter is indebted to the garnisher (decree holder).
According to a certified true copy of the garnishee order issued on November 27 by Justice Ayoola, the judge ordered Skye Bank Plc; First Bank Plc; Omoluabi Savings and Loans Limited; Wema Bank Plc; Guarantee Trust Bank Plc; Fidelity Bank Plc; Unity Bank Plc; and Access Bank Plc to appear before it.
It proposes a cap of 25% to the amount for debt that may be recovered monthly from an individuals salary by way of garnishee orders, said Dr Mathole Motshekga, Chairperson of the Committee.
The Court of Appeal further held that service should have been effected on Nauru before registration of the foreign judgment and that Nauru's accounts were immune from execution by Firebird's garnishee order.
On May 15 2013, the court awarded the judgement debt against Vodafone, however, the operator filed several stay of executions in relation to the debts, but its latest application, filed on November 5, was rejected, paving the way for International Rom to secure a garnishee order against Vodafone.
In Lumber & Sawmill Workers' Union, Local 2537 and KVP Co Ltd, (15) the founding case in this area, the arbitration board held that the employer policy of discharging an employee who was subject to more than one garnishee order was unreasonable.