Can I Deduct a Processing Fee for Court Orders Support Payments?
In Oregon an employer may deduct a $5 per month fee from the employee for processing a support order. Employers are required to send the withheld payment within 7 business days of payday – with a withholding limit of 50% of “disposable earnings”. If the support payment meets or exceeds the limit, you may reduce the amount withheld to collect your fee. It is advisable to notify the agency in writing if you reduce the amount withheld to obtain the fee. When you have questions, be sure to use the phone number in the order. Under “When to start withholding”, “Immediately” usually means the first payday no more than 5 days after receipt of order.