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California Supreme Court Rules Retirees Entitled To Prompt Pay


Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a plaintiffs’ complex litigation and personal injury law firm in Sacramento, California representing individuals and businesses nationwide.

Sacramento-based law firm Kershaw, Cook & Talley recently achieved a significant victory on behalf of California retirees. On August 18, 2016, the California Supreme Court held in part that prompt pay protections “apply to persons who retire from their employment, just as they apply to those who voluntarily leave their employment for other reasons.” The class case, McLean v. State of California, et al., was brought by a retired deputy attorney general, Janis S. McLean, who alleged that the State of California violated Labor Code sections 202 and 203 by failing to pay timely final wages to State employees.

The issue was previously appealed to the Third District Court of Appeal, where the court of appeal agreed that the protections afforded under Labor Code sections 202 and 203 also protect retirees.  The court of appeal also determined that the State of California was properly sued as plaintiff’s “employer.”  The California Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the court of appeal’s judgment.

William A. Kershaw, of Kershaw Cook & Talley PC, argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the plaintiff and putative class. Mr. Kershaw told Law360, “That with the state’s main defenses decided in our favor by the Supreme Court, [Ms. McLean] will return to the trial court to proceed with the claims on behalf of herself as well as a class of retired state employees.”

The case is McLean v. State of California, number S221554, in the Supreme Court of California.

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The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

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At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

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Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


“Bill and Stu worked expeditiously to get my hip claim resolved.
I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

-Personal Injury Client, as seen on AVVO

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