Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 5. Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Section 220. Assignment of Liens and Claims to Department.
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AS 23.05.220. Assignment of Liens and Claims to Department.

(a) The department may take an assignment of (1) a wage claim and an incidental expense account and an advance; (2) a mechanics or other lien of an employee; (3) a claim based on a "stop order" for wages or on a bond for labor; for damages for misrepresentation of a condition of employment; against an employment agency or its bondsman; for unreturned bond money of an employee; for a penalty for nonpayment of wages; for the return of a worker's tools in the illegal possession of another person; and for vacation pay or severance pay.

(b) The department is not bound by any rule requiring the consent of the spouse of a married claimant, the filing of a lien for record before it is assigned, or prohibiting the assignment of a claim for penalty before the claim has been incurred or by any other technical rule with reference to the validity of an assignment.

(c) The department may not accept an assignment of a claim in excess of the amount set out in AS 22.15.040 as the maximum amount, exclusive of costs, interest, and attorney fees, for the jurisdiction of the district court to hear an action for the payment of wages as a small claim.

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