Below are examples of the different types or components to a deduction.
DI Exempt
Example 1
Deduction D is a DI Exempt deduction for retirement fund. Deduction D requires $300 per paycheck, regardless of the net pay.
An employee's gross pay is $1000 and the employee must make $450 per paycheck to satisfy the set limit.
After all deductions and taxes, the employee's paycheck is equal to $675. Since Deduction D is DI exempt, the employee's net pay will be equal to $375, even though the total is below the set limit.
NonDI Exempt
Example 1
Deduction N is a NonDI Exempt deduction for $250.
An employee's gross pay is $750 and the employee must make $300 per paycheck to satisfy the set limit.
After all deductions and taxes, the employee's paycheck is equal to $500. Since Deduction N cannot be taken out in full without causing the employee's net pay to fall below to set limit, Deduction N will only take out $200 of the $250.
If the employee's paycheck was $1000 and after deductions and taxes, the pay is equal to $700, then the full $250 would be taken out for Deduction N.
Sequence
Example 1
An employee's gross pay is $1500, and the employee must make more than $650 per paycheck in order to satisfy the set limit.

 Deduction A (NonDI Exempt) = $150
 Deduction B (NonDI Exempt) = $50

 Deduction C (Levy) = All but $1200

 Deduction D (Tiered)
 $0$250 = $0 deducted
 $251  $500 = $10 deducted
 $501  $1000 = $20 deducted
 $1001  $1500 = $50 deducted
 $1501  max = 10% deducted.
 Deduction D (Tiered)

 Deduction E (DI Exempt)  $300
 Deduction F (DI Exempt)  $50

 Deduction G (AllOrNothing, NonDI Exempt)  $200

 Deduction H (AllOrNothing, DI Exempt)  $250
Since sequences dictate priority in most scenarios, Sequence 1 is taken out first. Both are able to be taken out. So the remaining pay is ($1500  $150  $50) = $1300.
Sequence 2: The levy takes out "All But $1200," so the levy takes $100 from the paycheck leaving $1200.
Sequence 3: Since we are at $1200 remaining, the deduction would be equal to $50. So the remaining pay is ($1200  $50) = $1150.
Sequence 4: Both deductions are able to be withheld, so the remaining pay is ($1150  $300  $50) = $800.
Sequence 5: Since ($800  $200) is $600 and that is below the set limit, none of Sequence 5 will be processed. So the remaining pay is still $800.
Sequence 6: Since Deduction H is an AllOrNothing and DI Exempt, all $250 will be taken out, even though it goes below the set limit. So the employee's net pay is ($800  $250) = $550.
Tiered Deductions
Example 1
An employee's gross pay is $1000. At the time of the deduction (Deduction T), the remaining pay is $750.
 $0$800 = $50 deducted
 $801  $1200 = $75 deducted
 $1201  $1600 = $150 deducted
 $1601  max = 25% deducted
Since the employee's pay is $750 at the time of the deduction, only $50 is deducted from the paycheck for Deduction T.
AllOrNothing
Example 1
Deduction A is an AllOrNothing deduction for $200.
An employee's gross pay is $900, and the employee must make $500 per paycheck to satisfy the set limit.
After deductions and taxes, the employee has a pay of $600.
If Deduction A is a DI Exempt deduction, the full $200 would be taken out, leaving the employee with a net pay of $400.
If Deduction A is a NonDI Exempt deduction, then nothing would be taken out, and the employee would have a net pay of $600.
Limits
Example 1
Deduction L (a levy) has a pay period limit of $75.
An employee's gross pay is $1000, and after deductions, the employee has a remaining pay of $800. The levy is "All but $700". Since the pay period limit is $75, the levy takes $75, leaving $825 for a net pay.
Example 2
Deduction D has a monthly limit of $100.
An employee has a gross pay of $700 per pay period on a semimonthly schedule.
Per pay period, Deduction D is set for $75. The first period, Deduction D takes out the full amount, leaving the employee with a remaining pay of $625.
The second period, Deduction D takes out $25, due to reaching its limit, leaving the employee with $675 remaining pay.
Max Percent Of Net
Example 1
An employee's Max Percent of Net is 50%. Their Gross Pay is $1000, which means no more than $500 can be taken from their paycheck, unless the deduction is DI Exempt.
Deduction A is NonDI Exempt for $200. Deduction B is NonDI Exempt for $250. Deduction C is $75. If Deduction C is NonDI Exempt, the deduction will take out $50 of the $75 leaving the employee with $500. If Deduction C is DI Exempt, it will take out the full $75 leaving the employee with $475.
Deduction Max Percent
Example 1
A deduction's Deduction Max Percent is set for 25%. An employees remaining pay at the time of the deduction is $750. This means that the deduction can take no more than $187.50 from the paycheck.
California Garnishment Example
To comply with the requirements of the new CA garnishment law that went into effect on 9/1/2023 you can set up a formula with the below specifications.
This new law updates the garnishment calculations so that California employers must not withhold in excess of the lesser of 20% of the individual’s disposable earnings for that week or 40% of the amount by which the individual’s disposable earnings for that week exceed 48 times the state minimum hourly wage.
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