Why is my paycheck being garnished by the Department of Labor?

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Wage garnishment

State law authorizes the Department of Labor to collect benefit overpayments and penalties directly from your employer. This is known as garnishing your paycheck. It uses this money to pay back your benefit overpayment plus interest. They will also deduct court filing fees and a 15% State Marshal fee from your paycheck.

The specific regulations authorizing garnishments are Section 31-273 of the Connecticut General Statutes and Section 31-273-7 of the Conn. Agency Regulations, the Labor Department

Overpayments Repaying overpayments