Fines for Noncompliance

If you fail to withhold income in accordance with the provisions of the notice, you shall be liable for the accumulated amount that should have been withheld from the obligor's income. If you fail to comply with any requirement of the withholding order, the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) may bring an action under 3111.28 of the Ohio Revised Code requesting the court to find you in contempt of court pursuant to section 2705.02 of the Ohio Revised Code.

The law provides penalties, including fines and liability for monies not properly forwarded to the agency, for any employer who discharges, refuses to hire, or disciplines any employee because income is ordered to be withheld for payment of support. The court may impose a fine against you, as the employer, of not more than $200 for failure to withhold income or to notify the court or CSEA that a situation has occurred which prevents you from mailing the payment or complying with the order.

Financial Institutions
The court may impose a fine against you, as the financial institution, of not more than $200. Failure to deduct funds from an account or to notify the court or the CSEA of the termination of an account from which funds are being deducted, or the opening of a new account within the same financial institution are grounds for imposition.