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Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: Wyoming

Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Vonde Smith, Law Offices of Vonde M. Smith, PC


  • An employer that receives an income withholding order for child support must begin withholding no later than in the first pay period following receipt of the order. The amount collected must be remitted within seven business days after the employee's payday. The amount that may be withheld is subject to specific limits. Wyoming has special rules regarding medical support for children. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Child Support Withholding.
  • Wyoming limits the amount of an employee's pay that may be garnished. Creditor garnishments remain in effect for 90 days. Child support withholding orders take priority over creditor garnishments. Penalties are imposed for noncompliance. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
  • Voluntary wage assignments are permitted in certain limited circumstances. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.