Perspectiva General

Rick D. Roskelley handles all aspects of employee compensation, including:

  • Minimum wage
  • Overtime
  • Prevailing wage obligations
  • Employee incentive plans and policies
  • Other wage and hour matters
  • Independent contractor issues

He also advises and represents clients in wrongful termination and discrimination matters and has considerable knowledge of claims involving:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • The Taft-Hartley Act

His nationwide practice focuses on the defense of class and collective actions on behalf of employers before state and federal administrative agencies, including:

  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • The Nevada Equal Rights Commission
  • The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
  • The Utah Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
  • The Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division

He also regularly represents employers in trials and arbitration, as well as in compensation disputes with the Department of Labor, the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner, the Utah Labor Commission and enforcement agencies of other states. Rick also has expertise in handling Idaho, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Utah workers’ compensation issues, including benefits claims disputes.

Additionally, Rick frequently lectures and conducts seminars on a variety of employment and labor law topics for his clients, which include:

  • Hotels
  • Call centers
  • Media organizations
  • Transportation companies
  • Messengers
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturers
  • Health care providers

Rick has served as a member of the firm's Associates Committee since 2000. Previously, he worked as a staff attorney for Office of Administrative Law Judges, United States Department of Labor.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Assistant District Commissioner

Las Vegas Area Counsel

Boy Scouts of America


International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans


Western Pension Benefits Conference


Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)


Color Country Human Resources Association

Former Chair

Alumni Association

Brigham Young University, Las Vegas Chapter



Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


News, Analysis & Press

Paid Leave Soon to be Required in Nevada

SHRM Online

July 22, 2019

Independent Contractor Agreements

Clark County Bar Association Communique

March 2, 2016

The Nevada Constitutional Minimum Wage


November 16, 2006

Rick Roskelley Comments on Labor Relations

Las Vegas Review Journal

October 23, 2006

Rick Roskelley Heeds the Tide of Wage and Hour Lawsuits


August 28, 2006

Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act

Nevada Lawyer

October 1997

Speaking Engagements

When Every Day is “Blursday” - Wage and Hour Compliance for a Remote Workforce

Nevada Virtual Regional Employer Conference

September 14, 2021

2020 Nevada Virtual Employer

October 29, 2020

A Legal Update: Answers to Utah Employers' Questions

April 28, 2020

A Legal Update: Answers to Nevada Employers' Pressing Questions

April 14, 2020

Doggy Dilemmas: Accommodating Service Animal Issues

Nevada Employer Conferences, Las Vegas and Reno

September 12-13, 2018

Advanced Leave and Accommodation Issues

Las Vegas, NV

July 26, 2018

A Practical Approach to the Americans with Disabilities Act: Applying Performance and Conduct Standards to Employees with Disabilities

April 17, 2018

Leaves of Absence: Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, Domestic Violence Leave, ADA and FMLA

Nevada Employer Conference, Las Vegas, NV

September 6, 2017

Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act: What You Need to Know About the New Law

June 26, 2017

Transportation Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 10, 2017

Showdown of the NLRB v. the Courts: Supreme Court Action on Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

March 29, 2017

President Trump’s First 100 Days: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Las Vegas, NV

March 24, 2017

Recent Landmark Decisions Impacting Nevada Employers Paying the Minimum Wage: What’s Been Decided, How it Impacts You and How You Can Prepare

November 29, 2016

Transportation/Courier Industry Roundtable

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference, Scottsdale, AZ

May 6, 2016

Ready or Not…Changes to the White Collar Regulations Expected in 2016: What Should Employers Do Now?

Las Vegas, NV

February 23, 2016

The Implications of Changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act

Las Vegas, NV

August 5, 2015

The 2015 Nevada Employer Conference

Las Vegas, NV

February 24, 2015

The 2013 Nevada Employer Conference

Las Vegas, NV

November 7, 2013

The 2013 Nevada Employer Conference

Reno, NV

November 5, 2013

What to Do When OSHA Comes Knocking: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Las Vegas, NV

July 30, 2013

The 2012 Nevada Employer Conference

Reno, NV

September 14, 2012

Nevada Wage & Hour Issues

The 2012 Nevada Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Reno, NV

September 14, 2012

The 2012 Nevada Employer Conference

Las Vegas, NV

September 12, 2012

Nevada Wage & Hour Issues

The 2012 Nevada Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Las Vegas, NV

September 12, 2012

OSHA Hot Topics

Las Vegas, NV

July 19, 2012

Wage and Hour Compliance

Las Vegas, NV

April 19, 2012

Trend Spotting: 2011 Employment Update

June 23, 2011

Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean for Employers?

September 17, 2010

Dealing With Daily Overtime in Nevada

September 25, 2009

Reductions in Force: The Puzzle, The Process And Alternatives

April 1, 2009


  • J.D., Brigham Young University, 1985cum laude
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 1981


  • Francés
  • Español

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah