2A:19-30. Wages of clerks, mechanics, and laborers, preferred
The wages of clerks, mechanics and laborers due from the assignor at the time of the general assignment including wages fully earned though not then payable, shall be preferred and shall be paid by the assignee before any other claim or debt. In case any such wages have been partly earned at the time of the assignment, but are not then payable, the same shall be equitably apportioned and shall be paid as preferred debts insofar as they have been earned up to the said time. No payment of more than $300 shall be made as a preferred debt to any one person. In case any claim shall receive a preference to the extent of $300 under this section, any balance thereof remaining unpaid shall be entitled to all dividends to be calculated upon such balance as upon a claim of a general creditor.
L.1951 (1st SS), c.344.
2A:19-31. Landlord's lien on assignor's goods
Where the assignor is a tenant, all of his goods and chattels on the premises, in his possession, shall be subject to a lien for the payment of rent due to the landlord. The claim for rent in favor of the landlord, not exceeding 1 year's rent, shall be first paid and satisfied by the assignee out of the goods and chattels of the tenant which were on the demised premises at the time of the assignment.