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US: Gig Economy Gives Child Support Scofflaws a Place to Hide
Pew Charitable Trust: Stateline – December 01, 2017
The rise of the gig economy and a broad shift to contract work is making it easier for people to evade paying child support, causing headaches for parents and for state officials charged with tracking down the money. About 70 percent of child support payments are collected by withholding income from paychecks. It’s possible to capture the wages of an Uber driver, Airbnb renter or a contractor – but only if state officials know that a person owing child support is earning wages that can be garnished, and only if the employer cooperates.