The New York State Assembly and Senate have passed a potentially groundbreaking act (S2844B/A486B) (the “Act”) that would allow current or former employees to obtain liens on their employer’s personal and real property based upon only the mere accusation of wage violations. And it arguably would allow those employees to obtain liens against individuals, including owners, managers and supervisors.
If the Act is signed by Governor Cuomo, New York would join the few states to permit such liens based on an unproven wage violation allegation.
A lien is a legal claim or a right ...
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