No. S221554.

1 Cal.5th 615 (2016)

JANIS S. McLEAN, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA et al., Defendants and Respondents.

Supreme Court of California.

August 18, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, William A. Kershaw , Lyle W. Cook , Stuart C. Talley and Ian J. Barlow for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Barbara A. Jones and Laurie McCann for AARP as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

The Law Offices of Brooks Ellison and Patrick J. Whalen for California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

David A. Sanders ; Messing Adam & Jasmine, Gregg McLean Adam and Jonathan Yank for California Correctional Peace Officers' Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Kamala D. Harris , Attorney General, Susan Slager , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Alicia Fowler and Chris Knudsen , Assistant Attorneys General, Fiel D. Tigno , William T. Darden and Aimee Feinberg , Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Respondents.


Under Labor Code sections 202 and 203, an employer must make prompt payment of the final wages owed to an employee who "quits" his or her employment, or else pay statutory penalties. In this case, plaintiff Janis S. McLean, a retired deputy attorney general, filed suit against the State of California on behalf...


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