I own my own consulting company and worked as owner's rep and later Project Manager for the same companies for three years. I originally worked for the owner of several commercial buildings and then was transferred to work for a related construction company that was run by an investor in the buildings and we worked only on the buildings owned by this same company. At the end of my work, they asked me to accept partial pay as they were experiencing cash flow issues. I agreed, but when I told them that I could not continue to defer my pay, they terminated me. I have been talking to them weekly for almost 90 days and have several promises to pay my back pay but only one token payment. I now think that I need to file a lien to collect my pay but do not know if I fit into one of the two exemptions for notice of intent to file lien. Since I am only one employee, can I qualify as a laborer or does my job description prevent this? I only have 3 days to file the lien.