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Illinois Garnishment Rules for Two Jobs

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Daniel Cohen
UpdatedNov 28, 2022
I have two jobs. Can an Illinois judgment-creditor get a wage garnishment from both employers?

Recently got a judgment against me, and wage garnishment was place on my full-time job. Turns out by IL law my income from that job is exempt. Can the creditor go after both jobs now? I think that the bi-weekly exemptions for one job is $720. With both jobs I bring home around $750 bi-weekly.

Illinois garnishment rules are complex and favor judgment debtors.

To start learning about Illinois garnishment law, start with the Bills.com resource Illinois Collection Laws. This page explains some of the rights you and other Illinois residents share.

I can't find a definitive answer to your question, but it seems reasonable that any wages you earn could be garnished up the maximum amount allowed by state and/or federal law.

Because of the complexity of Illinois garnishment rules, the best advice I can give you is to consult with an Illinois attorney experienced in labor law, or make an appointment with Illinois Legal Aid.

You can also try contacting the Illinois Department of Labor.

I hope this information helps you Find. Learn & Save.

Best,

Bill

Bills.com

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