Collin Binkley, Associated Press Published 11:39 a.m. ET May 12, 2020 | Updated 11:46 a.m. ET May 12, 2020

The U.S. Education Department says it’s ramping up efforts to contact more than 37,000 employers who have improperly continued to garnish wages from workers who have fallen behind on their student loans.

Congress ordered a temporary pause on involuntary collections in March, but the Education Department was sued weeks later in a class action case alleging that the agency failed to notify employers of the change. A court filing on Monday revealed that the department was still garnishing wages from about 54,000 workers as of May 7, and 390,000 were getting wages taken as of March 13.

In a statement, the department says it has

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