2021 CONSTRUCTION LABOR LIEN RELEASE FORM, WAIVER OF LABOR LIEN FORM, CONTRACTOR LABOR RELEASE FORM, CONSTRUCTION WORKER LABOR LIEN WAIVER, CONSTRUCTION WORKER LABOR LIEN RELEASE.
Construction contractors often find the need to have workers on their project(s) sign a waiver of their right to lien the project, for wages owed. Most often, the need for this form happens when the property owner demands a lien release for "all workers on the job" before making a progress or final payment to the contractor. These "construction workers" could be the contractors own employees or the employees of the subcontractors on the job.
This is an important form because it is becoming more common for consumer "experts" to recommend property owners get a form like this signed before making payment to their contractor. Contractors should have this form "on hand" so there are no delays in receiving a needed progress payment BECAUSE THE CUSTOMER just read an article in AARP Magazine, or some other publication, and are now demanding this waiver and release from each person working on their project BEFORE cutting a check!
Another important use for this form is as a tool for "checking up" on your subcontractors. When you pay a subcontractor there is always the possibility that the subcontractor is not paying his workers as they should. The subcontractor can be using the funds received for other purposes and not taking care of the obligations the subcontractor has to their personnel working on your project... sometimes leaving YOU liable for paying your subcontractors workers... effectively making you PAY TWICE!
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CONTRACTORS: This form has been made as "tough" as possible however, State law does not mandate a labor lien release form like this as they do other construction lien release forms. Because of this, NEVER rely on this form to fully protect your interests. This form should be considered as one more method to "sniff out" bad subcontractors rather than a means of protecting you from them. Labor commissioners have broad powers with regard to finding a "pocket" to pay employee labor claims from and usually do not care who pays as long as the worker gets what is due them! Be sure you have the subcontractors employees put a phone number next to their signature in the space designated on this form. Then, be sure to CALL the employees to verify that they have truly received the wages coming to them!
This LLR (workers or laborers lien release) form is available as:
Printed form (2-part white with yellow copy)
"Instant" fillable PDF form
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