Can I add a lien on the building my employer is getting ready to sell if they owe me unpaid wages

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Can I add a lien on the building my employer is getting ready to sell if they owe me unpaid wages

I worked for a non profit in Texas and they did not pay me 17K in salary, how can
I get my money. The department of labor filed in favor of me.

Asked on October 17, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You cannot put a lien on another's property for unpaid wages without a court (not department of labor finding) judgment in your favor. So what you can due is sue your employer for the money; assuming you win, there are various mechanisms you can use to collect (if they don't then voluntarily pay), including liens on property. If you have filed a complaint with the dept. of labor, coordinate what you are doing with what they are doing--it is possible they are filing a case on your behalf, for example.


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