This article was updated on June 13, 2018.

Most businesses use a registered agent in the jurisdictions they conduct business for receipt and handling of all service of process documents, including the wage garnishment process. These registered agents receive service of process documents and then forward them to a designated representative within an organization.

Some registered agents provide additional value-add, task management skills, including scanning and digitizing, summarizing key information, and determining who, where and how to forward service documents based on guidance from a company. This process can take time and span multiple days. And as we all know, time is of the essence when processing garnishment orders to help reduce non-compliance.

Employers can expedite this process by using a more efficient, all-electronic process that helps reduce the number of resources dedicated to tracking documents and submitting garnishment orders. Without this integrated approach, the handling of garnishment orders typically involves multiple rounds of review with several entities, which can greatly increase the time it takes to process each garnishment order.

Using a secure API-based interface, key garnishment information can quickly be summarized and readily available to employers and third-party service providers. An employer's receipt of the documents comprising a garnishment order can also be acknowledged electronically via the interface, avoiding the need for a user to acknowledge each document manually. This technology helps to provide the following key benefits in the wage garnishment process:

  • Reduced time and costs associated with wage garnishment order handling and processing
  • Faster garnishment processing, which helps reduce the risk of non-compliance
  • Centralized and streamlined wage garnishment management.

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