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Can i file a lien as a laborer in Arizona?

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I worked for about 4 weeks in a Korean restaurant and they didn’t pay me($13,800). I also I use my home credit card for about $5,000.00 plus

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Oct 23, 2018
That's a good question. In Arizona, lien rights are granted pretty broadly. They're available to "every person who labors or furnishes professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools in the construction, alteration or repair of any building, or other structure or improvement..." under § 33-981 of the Arizona lien statute. Note, though, that preliminary notice may be required prior to filing a mechanics lien - and Arizona can be pretty strict. Under § 33-992.01 of the Arizona lien statute, "a person performing actual labor for wages" does not need to send preliminary notice in Arizona in order to preserve lien rights. But virtually anyone else performing work would need to provide notice to preserve their lien rights. You can learn more about that here: Arizona 20 Day Preliminary Notice: The Why, Who, What, When, and How. This article may also be of use: How to File an AZ Mechanics Lien.
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