2017 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:3925 - Indebtedness of employee to employer
§3925. Indebtedness of employee to employer
A. If the employer answering such interrogatories should plead that the employee is indebted to the employer for other amounts due and owing, other than those specified in R.S. 13:3881, the employer shall make a full and complete disclosure of the status of such account to the creditor, in writing by certified mail, showing the time that the debt was incurred, the exact amount of the debt, the credits applied to the debt, the manner in which the debt is being liquidated as of the time of the service of the interrogatories, and all other pertinent facts. Thereafter, the seizing creditor shall have fifteen days to file an opposition to the court's consideration of the employee-employer debt as liquidated. Failure to file an opposition shall be considered a waiver of the seizing creditor's rights to oppose the court's consideration of the employee-employer debt as liquidated. If an opposition is filed with the court within the appropriate legal delays, the court may hear evidence affecting the issue of liquidation and shall render a judgment to determine whether the employee-employer debt should be considered liquidated, and thereby, allow payment to the employer of the non-exempt portion of the employee's salary, wage or commission at a specified rate in the same manner as if the employer were a judgment creditor having a prior garnishment.
B. It is the stated intention of this Section that the employer shall be presumed to be one holding a prior garnishment. It is the further intention of this Section, once an employee-employer debt is considered liquidated, either by waiver or judgment, that the retirement of such indebtedness be limited in the time within which such indebtedness should be considered paid and other equitable matters which the judge may consider so that the employee-employer debt be paid in full in order that other garnishments may attach.
C. The provisions of this Section shall not grant a preference over the enforcement of child support.
Acts 1991, No. 156, §1.