Direct garnishment now applicable to cities

HB 1231, modifying provisions related to writs of sequestration and garnishment of employee wages, went into effect on August 28. Prior to this bill, the wages of government employees were not subject to direct garnishment but must have been collected by obtaining a writ of sequestration. A political subdivision employer now has the same duties and obligations as a private employer when served with a garnishment. All garnishments against a political subdivision employer must now proceed in the same manner as any other garnishment, and a writ of sequestration is no longer required where the judgment debtor is an employee of a municipality or political subdivision.