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2015 February

Finishing What You Started

Collecting on Judgments for Low-Wage Workers

By Michael Hollander

Low-wage workers who win judgments against bad employers must be able to collect those judgments for the legal victories to mean anything. Attorneys can improve their clients’ chances of recovery before ever initiating wage-collection litigation by evaluating the employer’s assets and exploring alternatives to litigation such as settlement, mechanic’s liens, and media campaigns. After winning a case, attorneys can collect on a judgment through garnishment, levy, judgment liens, or a new tool—wage liens.

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