My ex-employer (who is the sole owner of the company) owes me for past wages of over $5,000. At the time, I was a salaried employee. My question is - Can I file a lien against his property without filing a lawsuit.
I have already submitted my claim to the IL Dept of Labor - but they have done nothing to help.
You need a judgment before you can file a lien against property. To do that you will have to file a claim in Court. However, you can serve him with a demand for wages under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, and if he should fail to pay you after a period of time, if you prevail in a lawsuit, he will also be responsible for reimbursing your attorney's fees. You should probably contact our office or one of the other fine employment lawyers this site.
posted by Aaron Maduff | Jul 23, 2004 12:04 PM [EST]