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Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) Definition

December 8, 2014

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Term Definition
Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) is a federal statute that protects employees from discharge by employers because of wage garnishment for one debt. It also sets a garnishment limit per payday.

Extended Definition
CCPA or Consumer Credit Protection Act is administered by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor (DOL). It not only prohibits employers from discharging employees because of one wage garnishment, but also sets a limit on the amount of money that can be garnished from an employee’s earnings per pay day.

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An Overview of the Consumer Credit Protection Act