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Lohnpfändung

English translation: wage garnishment

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German term or phrase:Lohnpfändung
English translation:wage garnishment
Entered by: Martin Schneekloth
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08:05 Aug 16, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Law (general)
German term or phrase: Lohnpfändung
Da ich der einzige der persönlich Haftenden bin, der fest angestellt ist, kann das Finanzamt bei mir eine Lohnpfändung durchführen. Ich musste bereits meinen Arbeitgeber angeben, und es wird sehr unangenehm sein, wenn das Finanzamt dort eine Gehaltsbescheinigung anfordert.

In Leo habe ich folgendes gefunden:
attachment of earnings/wages
garnishment of wages

pfänden:
distrain
take out an execution against s.o.
impound - I suppose that's more in connection with property rather than earnings?
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 08:02
wage garnishment
Explanation:
Reference: Own knowledge and Eurodicautom online dictionary of the EU
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Martin Schneekloth
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Summary of answers provided
na +2wage garnishmentMartin Schneekloth
nagarnishment of wages
Ralf Lemster
nawage garnishmentMarcus Malabad
naseizure of salary
Roland Grefer
naimpound my earningsmckinnc
naattachment of earningsKlaus Dorn
naa deduction from my wages
Dr Janine Manuel BSc BHB MBChB


  

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5 mins
a deduction from my wages


Explanation:
nil

Dr Janine Manuel BSc BHB MBChB
New Zealand
Local time: 21:02
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5 mins
impound my earnings


Explanation:
The word impound is fine when talking of money. In the Webster's Dictionary, it gives this as one of the uses of the word, which literally means to capture and confine to a pound.

mckinnc
Local time: 09:02
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10 mins
attachment of earnings


Explanation:
is in my opinion the proper judicial term

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 11:02
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10 mins
seizure of salary


Explanation:
The tax office can seize almost any amount of the salary that extends above the official poverty (social security) level.


Roland Grefer
Local time: 03:02
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14 mins peer agreement (net): +2
wage garnishment


Explanation:
Reference: Own knowledge and Eurodicautom online dictionary of the EU

Martin Schneekloth
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 4
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Thank you and everybody who's contributed

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Worby: This is what they were talking about on Ally McBeal last night! (Is that a sad source of reference or what?) :-)
3 mins

agree  Melanie Sellers: Whatever works Mary ;0) That is the correct term!
39 mins
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17 mins
garnishment of wages


Explanation:
The term is given by two dictionaries (see below).


    Romain: Dictionary of Legal and Commercial Terms
    O'Flanagan/Irle: Dictionary of Personnel and Education Terms
Ralf Lemster
Germany
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46 mins
wage garnishment


Explanation:
I agree with mschneek's answer above. Just wanted to add some clarification and explanations (speaking from experience from work at KPMG/PWC):

Wage garnishment is a legal procedure through which the earnings of an individual are required by court order to be withheld by an employer for the payment of a debt. Existing laws prohibit an employer from discharging an employee whose earnings have been subject to garnishment for any one debt, regardless of the number of levies made or proceedings brought to collect it. It does not, however, protect an employee from discharge if the employee's earnings have been subject to garnishment for a second or subsequent debts.

This applies to all individuals who receive personal earnings and to their employers. Personal earnings include wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses and income from a pension or retirement program but does not ordinarily include tips.





    Reference: http://www.gottrouble.com/legal/finance/
    Reference: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/DCS/default/awg/
Marcus Malabad
Canada
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Jul 17, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term asked » Lohnpfändung
Field (specific)(none) » Law (general)


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