Join the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce in opposing AB 1164 (Lowenthal), as amended on January 23, 2014, that has been labeled a JOB KILLER, as it would cripple California businesses by allowing any employee, employee representative or the Labor Commissioner to file wage liens on an employer’s real property, personal property or any property where an employee “bestowed labor” for unproven wage claims.
Contact your California elected officials and urge them to vote no! Cal Chamber has made a sample letter available for your use.
Pre-Judgment Wage Liens:
AB 1164 allows an employee to side-step the judicial process and assert a wage lien on an employer’s real or personal property, or even a third party’s real or personal property, before any trial or administrative hearing has been held to determine if any wages are actually owed by the employer.
Despite the undeniable complexity of wage and hour laws in this state, AB 1164 would allow any employee, employee representative, or the Labor Commissioner to file a lien against the employer’s real or personal property, or a third party’s real or personal property, simply on the basis that the employee believes he or she has a valid wage claim against …read more
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce