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Some wage garnishments, interest temporarily suspended through May 14

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Gov. Jay Inslee announced April 14 a temporary moratorium on some wage garnishments. Creditors can’t garnish wages on outstanding debts for personal, family or household expenses – including medical debts, according to the Governor’s Office.

The order also temporarily stops the accrual of post-judgment interest on consumer debt – this applies to interest rates set by the courts.

The temporary order is intended to protect assets and incoming stimulus checks for employees in Washington with an end date set for May 14.