Hi there, a few of our employees (laborers) supplied labor on a job during their own free time, for a job that have been told the GC does not know when he will be paying them. I have recommended them to Zlien to secure their lien rights, as I don’t want them to lose out on any money they rightfully earned. Can laborers file a prelim like we as a company do? We used to be associated with that project, however we did not continue to work on it, as they never signed our contract. So we invoiced a time and material invoice and we prelimmed, so our money is safe, however, the GC asked our laborers if they would be willing to work on this job on their own time and they agreed, but now the GC is not paying them for their time. So I wanted to assist them with sending a prelim for their labor, even though its only a couple of hundred dollars, but that is huge for them. Are they able to send a prelim as sole and separate laborers? In a few articles, I see that “Laborers are not required to give notice. Keep in mind: According to California Civil Code § 8200, “A laborer is not required to give preliminary notice.” A claimant with a direct contractual relationship with the owner of the property is only required to give preliminary notice to the construction lender.” So if they don’t have a written contractual agreement (only verbal agreement), to provide labor, and they did actually provide it, what recourse do they have to get their payment? Thanks!!