As used in this chapter:

(a) “Disposable earnings” means the portion of an individual’s earnings that remains after deducting all amounts required to be withheld by law.

Terms Used In California Code of Civil Procedure 706.011

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • creditor: means the state or the department or agency of the state seeking to collect the liability. See California Code of Civil Procedure 688.040
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See California Education Code 17389
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • State: includes the District of Columbia and the territories when applied to the different parts of the United States, and the words "United States" may include the district and territories. See California Education Code 17389

(b) “Earnings” means compensation payable by an employer to an employee for personal services performed by such employee, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonus, or otherwise.

(c) “Earnings withholding order for elder or dependent adult financial abuse” means an earnings withholding order, made pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 706.100) and based on a money judgment in an action for elder or adult dependent financial abuse under Section 15657.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(d) “Earnings assignment order for support” means an order, made pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 5200) of Part 5 of Division 9 of the Family Code or Section 3088 of the Probate Code, which requires an employer to withhold earnings for support.

(e) “Employee” means a public officer and any individual who performs services subject to the right of the employer to control both what shall be done and how it shall be done.

(f) “Employer” means a person for whom an individual performs services as an employee.

(g) “Judgment creditor,” as applied to the state, means the specific state agency seeking to collect a judgment or tax liability.

(h) “Judgment debtor” includes a person from whom the state is seeking to collect a tax liability under Article 4 (commencing with Section 706.070), whether or not a judgment has been obtained on such tax liability.

(i) “Person” includes an individual, a corporation, a partnership or other unincorporated association, a limited liability company, and a public entity.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 474, Sec. 1. (AB 1775) Effective January 1, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 3 of Ch. 474.)