Chapter 7: Employers are not usually notified when a chapter 7 case is filed.
Chapter 13: Employers are sometimes notified when a chapter 13 case is filed. Some courts require a debtor's employer to make payments to the chapter 13 trustee on the debtor's behalf. Some districts do not require a debtor's employer to make the payments as long as direct payments from the debtor are timely. However, The chapter 13 trustee may contact an employer to verify the debtor's income. If there are justifiable reasons for not informing an employer, it may be possible to make other arrangements to provide payment or information to the trustee.