Overview

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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Assistant District Commissioner

Las Vegas Area Counsel

Boy Scouts of America

Member

International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans

Member

Western Pension Benefits Conference

Member

Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Member

Color Country Human Resources Association

Former Chair

Alumni Association

Brigham Young University, Las Vegas Chapter

2000-2005

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2019

News, Analysis & Press

Independent Contractor Agreements

Clark County Bar Association Communique

March 2, 2016

The Nevada Constitutional Minimum Wage

Insight

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

Review Journal.com

August 28, 2006

Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Act

Nevada Lawyer

October 1997

Speaking Engagements

Advanced Leave and Accommodation Issues

Las Vegas, NV

July 26, 2018

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

Nevada Employer Conference, Las Vegas, NV

September 6, 2017

Transportation Industry Roundtable

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 10, 2017

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, NVReno, 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

Las Vegas, NV

June 23, 2011
Health Care Reform – What Does It Mean for Employers?

Las Vegas, NV

September 17, 2010
Dealing With Daily Overtime in Nevada

Las Vegas, NV

September 25, 2009
Reductions in Force: The Puzzle, The Process And Alternatives

Las Vegas, NV

April 1, 2009

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish

Bar Admission

Nevada
Idaho
Pennsylvania
Utah

Courts

  • 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