I live in CA and my HOA had contracted for a construction job with a contractor who had a high-ranked employee named "Mike" that signed the contract. The HOA had no idea that Mike was not an employee of the contractor. Over a year has passed and suddenly we are served with a notice to lien. Apparently, Mike and the contractor had entered their own agreement to complete the HOA project. The project is not yet complete, but Mike is threatening to put a lien on the HOA. There are indemnification provisions between the HOA and the contractor. Can't we just tell Mike to go after the contractor for the money? And how do we know how much work Mike deserves out of the money he's asking? Also, It doesn't seem reasonable if we hire a big company with lots of employees to require lien waivers every month. If you could help me out that would be great!