Calif. Bill Lets Some Workers File Liens Over Back Pay

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 6:49 PM EDT) -- A California legislative committee advanced a bill Wednesday to let workers put liens on employers' property for back wages, after its sponsor limited its scope to the state's 22,000 car wash workers amid concerns the legislation would hurt businesses and the real estate market.

A.B. 2517 passed the California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee by a 4-2 vote Wednesday and will now advance to a Tuesday vote by the Judiciary Committee. It would allow car wash workers to record a lien on their employers' property that...
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