DLLR's Division of Labor and Industry

 

Maryland Lien for Unpaid Wages

 

Beginning October 1, 2013, the Maryland Lien for Unpaid Wages law becomes effective. The Maryland Lien for Unpaid Wages law provides that an employee who has not been paid all wages due and owing may file a lien against certain property of their employer who owes the unpaid wages. The law requires that an employee notify their employer of their intent to claim a lien for unpaid wages on real and/or personal property. An employer may dispute a lien for unpaid wages by filing a complaint in the circuit court where the property is located.

The Division of Labor and Industry is in the process of developing regulations to implement this new law. The following sample forms are available (download Word viewer for free) (download Adobe Acrobat for free):

  • Notice to Employer of Intent to Claim Lien for Unpaid Wages (Word document, 22KB) (PDF document, 9KB)
  • Maryland Lien for Unpaid Wages Statement of Wage Lien (Word document, 27KB) (PDF document, 16KB)
  • Employer Complaint to Dispute Lien for Unpaid Wages (Word document, 27KB) (PDF document, 10KB)

Please refer to this website in the coming months for additional information on proposed regulations and revised forms.