PA 17-27—sHB 7037

Human Services Committee

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING WITHHOLDING WORKERS' COMPENSATION INCOME FOR CHILD SUPPORT

SUMMARY: By law, an employer must take certain actions if an employee whose income is withheld to enforce a child support order makes a workers' compensation claim. Specifically, the employer must promptly notify the dependent (i.e., spouse, former spouse, or child owed the support) or judicial branch's Support Enforcement Services, as directed.

This act requires the employer to also include a copy of the income withholding order with the first report of occupational illness or injury to the workers' compensation benefits carrier. The carrier must withhold funds pursuant to the order and pay the withheld funds to the Department of Social Services' Office of Child Support Services.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2018