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How do I add garnishments in Zenefits Payroll?

Here's how you can enter an amount from a garnishment order for a total amount owed, as well as for a specific number of payments.

  1. In the Payroll app, select People in the top menu bar. 
  2. Click on a worker's name to view their Pay Template. 
  3. Scroll down to Garnishments
  4. Click +Add Garnishment and select the Garnishment Type.
  5. Enter a name for the garnishment (this is how it will show in reports and pay stubs).
  6. Choose Amount Type based on the order. 
  7. Enter the Total Amount Owed.*
  8. Enter the Agency/Payee Name.
  9. Enter the Account or Case Number (this is an optional field to maintain records).
  10. Indicate any limit to be applied to the order. 
    • Leave this amount: enter the protected wage base.
    • Flat amount to withhold per pay period: enter the amount and percentage of disposable from the order, then the local, state, or federal minimum wage and hours per week.
    • Limit on wage base: select the limit type.
  11. Select any deductions to be excluded from disposable income as outlined on the order.
  12. Enter any administrative fees and whether it will be included or separated from the garnishment amount.
  13. Click Save.

*If the order doesn't give you a Total Amount Owed, then you calculate it by multiplying the Amount per Paycheck by the number of payments.

 

 

Here's how to enter a garnishment for an unspecified amount or number of paychecks.

 

  1. In the Payroll app, select People in the top menu bar. 
  2. Click on a worker's name to view their Pay Template. 
  3. Scroll down to Garnishments
  4. Click +Add Garnishment and select the Garnishment Type.
  5. Enter a name for the garnishment (this is how it will show in reports and pay stubs).
  6. Type the amount to be withheld as outlined on the order.
  7. Enter the Agency Name (from the order).
  8. If applicable, select the level of service.
  9. Enter the Case Number exactly as shown on the order (note that if this is keyed incorrectly there are negative downstream effects).
  10. Enter the order number, remit/recon ID, and FIPS/ locator number as they appear on the order (optional if your level of service is calculation only).
  11. Select the maximum amount that can be withheld from each paycheck according to the order or work state regulations.
  12. Select any deductions to be excluded from disposable income as outlined on the order.
  13. Enter any administrative fees and whether it will be included or separated from the garnishment amount.*
  14. Click Save.

*Child Support garnishment fees will always be separated from the garnishment amount.

 

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