POLICY: Spoon River College strives to comply with all applicable wage and hour laws, including, but not limited to, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (820 ILCS 115/1), the Illinois Garnishment Act (735 ILCS 5/12-801-819), and the Illinois Wage Assignment Act (740 ILCS 170/1) and prohibits improper deductions from employee paychecks.
This policy applies to all Spoon River College employees receiving compensation through the College’s payroll system.
Family Support: A court order to withhold an amount from an employee’s pay resulting from child and/or spousal support. Family support orders take precedent over debts.
Wage Garnishment: A court order to withhold an amount from an employee’s pay resulting from consumer debt. Deduction is sent directly to the creditor.
Wage Assignment: An agreement between an employee and a creditor authorizing a wage deduction in the event the employee fails to make payments to the creditor. Must include 1) the employee’s signature; 2) date; 3) employee’s social security number; 4) employer’s name; 5) amount of debt; 6) explanation of the interest rate to be charged; 7) schedule of payments; and 8) include “WAGE ASSIGNMENT” in bold at the top of the document and near the employee’s signature.