1313.44 Liens and securities.

Persons who have performed labor in the service of the assignor within twelve months next preceding an assignment for the benefit of creditors, are entitled to receive out of the trust funds, before the paying of other creditors, the full amount of wages due for such labor not exceeding three hundred dollars. This section and section 1313.43 of the Revised Code do not prejudice or affect securities given, or liens obtained in good faith, for value, but judgments by confession on warrants of attorney rendered within two months prior to such assignment, or securities given within such time to create a preference among creditors, or to secure a pre-existing debt other than upon real property for the purchase money thereof, are of no force or validity as against such claims for labor, in case of assignment, to the extent provided in this section.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953