Can I file a lien

2 weeks ago

I was working for a subcontractor. Grading dirt pads for houses. When work got slow he fired me. He kept saying Ill pay you tomorrow. Now he just refuses to pay me at all. Can I file a lien to hopefully try to get paid?

Additional info about this contractor
Project Role: Laborer
Project Type: Residential
Attorney Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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Were you a regular employee of the subcontractor? If so, then the answer may be no. If you would qualify as a laborer under Florida’s construction lien law, then you might be able to. Even if you don’t have a lien right, you may have rights as an employee that your former boss is violating. Consider reaching out to a labor and employment attorney who represents individuals (as opposed to companies) to see if they can advise you further on this. 

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