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Article - Commercial Law


    (a)    In this section, “disposable wages” means the part of wages that remain after deduction of any amount required to be withheld by law.

    (b)    The following are exempt from attachment:

        (1)    Except as provided in item (2) of this subsection, the greater of:

            (i)    The product of $145 multiplied by the number of weeks in which the wages due were earned; or

            (ii)    75 percent of the disposable wages due;

        (2)    In Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties, for each workweek, the greater of:

            (i)    75 percent of the disposable wages due; or

            (ii)    30 times the federal minimum hourly wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act in effect at the time the wages are due; and

        (3)    Any medical insurance payment deducted from an employee’s wages by the employer.

    (c)    The amount subject to attachment shall be calculated per pay period.