WAGE GARNISHMENT AND FROZEN BANK ACCOUNTS
With the increase of the minimum wage in NYS on December 31, 2018, the protection amounts for wage garnishment and frozen bank accounts also increased.
Long Island Minimum wage increased to $12/hr (NYC and other parts of NY are different minimum wages).
The minimum one can earn per week without having their wages garnished is $360.
(30 hours x $12 (minimum wage) =$360 a week (after taxes) (CPLR §5231))
The frozen account exemption $2,880 (240 x $12). CPLR 5222 (i).
(240 hours x $12 (minimum wage) = $2,880 (all))
With exempt benefits
$2,850 (For judgments after April 1, 2018)
$2,750 (For judgments after April 1, 2015) (CPLR §5222(i))