Beginning October 1, 2013, the Maryland Lien for Unpaid Wages law becomes effective. The
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.