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As a sales representative, you do not have the statutory ability to attach liens in the same way an auto mechanic or plumber would be able to do without order of the court. As such, unfortunately, you are going to have to get a court order against the employer for what you are owed, which means you are going to have to sue them for what is owed to you currently. Depending on the amount, you may be able to handle this in small claims court. There are limits on how much a small claims court can award.
Once you have the order in hand, if the employer still refuses to pay, you can petition the court to place a lien or liens on any property that is owned by the employer. However, you have to go through the litigation process to get to this point.
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