Ruth Zadikany

Los Angeles,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone+1 213 621 3916

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  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    Contact InfoTelephone: +1 213 621 3916
    Fax: +1 213 625 0248
    University University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 2004
    Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2008
    Admitted2008, California; 2010, Israel

    Ruth Zadikany is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown's Los Angeles office. She has represented clients in state and federal court in a broad range of labor and employment disputes, as well as complex litigation matters, including class action defense. Ruth's experience includes the defense of wage and hour class action claims involving meal and rest break violations, failure to pay overtime, work-off-the-clock, rounding and expense reimbursement. Ruth also has experience with matters involving contract disputes, fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, unfair business practices claims, and attorney ethics. Ruth has worked with national employers in various industries, including manufacturing, technology, advertising, and food industry clients.

    Ruth has second-chair mediation experience in labor and employment matters. She has worked with employers to review and improve their wage and hour practices. She also has experience in all aspects of litigation, including managing the discovery process, examining witnesses, preparing witnesses for examination, and drafting various successful motions and other submissions, including dispositive motions and mediation briefs. Ruth has also drafted several appellate briefs involving single plaintiff and class claims.

    Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Ruth worked as an attorney in the Labor and Employment practice group of a top Israeli law firm, Herzog, Fox & Neeman in Tel Aviv, Israel, where her practice focused on traditional labor and employment litigation, employee benefits and executive compensation, and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.

    Ruth received her JD from UCLA School of Law, where she served as an editor of the UCLA Journal of International Law. Ruth also served as a judicial intern at the Israel Ministry of Justice, International Department, during law school and as a research assistant at the Institute for National Security Studies.


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    California Court Extends Whistleblower Protections to “Perceived Whistleblowers”
    Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka, February 26, 2015
    Decision: In Diego v. Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a preschool employee alleged she was wrongfully terminated from her employment in violation of public policy as a result of the school director’s mistaken belief that she had lodged a complaint with the Department of Social Services,...

    US Supreme Court Rules Employers Do Not Need to Pay Employees For Post-Shift Time in Security Lines
    Maritoni D. Kane,Andrew S. Rosenman,Ruth Zadikany,John Zaimes, February 26, 2015
    In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require that employees be compensated for time spent going through (and waiting to go through) security screenings before leaving the workplace.

    California Court of Appeal Holds That A Parent Holding Company May Be Liable for the Unlawful Wage and Hour Practices of a Subsidiary
    Marcia E. Goodman,Andrea M. Weiss,Ruth Zadikany,Lori A. Zahalka,John Zaimes, December 2, 2014
    Decision: In Castaneda v. The Ensign Group, the California Court of Appeal issued a published decision holding that a corporate parent that has no employees can be found liable for its subsidiary’s nonpayment of overtime and minimum wages to employees if the parent wholly owns the subsidiary...

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    Ruth Zadikany

    350 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
    Los AngelesCA 90071-1503


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