Under the order, effective immediately, checks are protected from financial and banking institutions, as well as credit unions. The order does not apply to garnishment relating to child support payments.
In recent weeks, states across the country have implemented measures to protect workers who have received relief from the $2 trillion aid package. In Washington, D.C., an emergency order bars creditors and debt collectors from acting on the garnishment of wages, earnings, or property for payments until July 9. The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that garnishments will not be issued through April 26.
Hogan’s order is effective until Maryland’s state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency has been lifted. Maryland’s unemployment claims declined last week for a second week but the state reported 37,225 claims for jobless benefits in the week that ended April 25.