Retirees Due Prompt Final Wages, Says Calif. High Court

Law360, New York (August 18, 2016, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Thursday determined that a section of state labor code requiring employers to promptly pay final wages to workers who leave their jobs also applies when they retire, saying the "ordinary meaning" of the word "quit" encompasses any voluntary departure from a job.

The ruling from the high court affirms an appellate court ruling that reversed a lower court's dismissal of a suit brought brought by a retired deputy attorney general against the state and remanded the case back for further proceedings.

"In sum, as the Court of Appeal correctly concluded in this case, sections 202 and...

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