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04:47 Jun 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents
German term or phrase:Pfaendungsfreigrenzen
Die Vertragsstrafe kann ... vom Lohn unterbeachtuns der PFAENDUNGSFREIGRENZEN...
I am looking for a neat legal relevant phrase. The meaning is clear.
Explanation: You would have to reorganise your sentence slightly but how about
“attachment threshold" or "garnishment threshold” (although I quite like the suggestion 'protected earnings rate' as well)
- attachment threshold as per EU speak:
ATTACHMENT OF EARNINGS …Consequently, although attachment of earnings is possible as a general principle, employees must be left with a proportion of their remuneration which is exempt from attachment and may not be touched. This attachment threshold is fixed according to the employee's family circumstances and is regulated in the Code of Civil Procedure” http://www.eurofound.ie/emire/GERMANY/ATTACHMENTOFEARNINGS-D...
- garnishment restrictions/ limit as used in reference to Consumer Credit Protection Act
Title III specifies that garnishment restrictions do not apply to bankruptcy court orders and debts due for federal and state taxes. Nor does it affect voluntary wage assignments, i.e., situations in which workers voluntarily agree that their employers may turn over some specified amount of their earnings to a creditor or creditors. http://www.local30.com/Title III.htm
Restrictions on the Amount Subject to Garnishment
The amount of an employee's wages that may be garnished is limited to 25% of his disposable earnings or the amount by which his disposable earnings exceed 30 times the current minimum hourly wage, whichever is less. http://www.mcs.net/~cware/www/ideas/calc/garn.html
berelin Local time: 01:27 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 115