Salt Lake City UTAH

ABOUT Rick J. Sutherland

Rick J. Sutherland is a Principal in the Salt Lake City, Utah, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has decades of extensive experience representing management in a full range of employment matters and all facets of labor relations from union organizing, through collective bargaining and dispute resolution, to union decertification.

Mr. Sutherland has acted as lead company negotiator in contract negotiations involving many different unions throughout the United States. He has successfully handled numerous labor arbitrations on subjects ranging from disciplinary and termination matters, to difficult contract interpretation questions and issues associated with changes in business operations. He has represented employers before the NLRB in a wide variety of matters and has successfully petitioned the federal court to overturn union arbitration awards unfavorable to management.

He has been heavily involved in FLSA investigations and disputes within the United States Department of Labor as well as in federal court. His experience includes wage, hour and overtime compliance, child labor disputes, prevailing wages and certified payroll submissions under the Davis Bacon Act as well as processing and challenging wage conformance requests. He has represented dozens of employers both at the administrative level as well as in court in complicated FLSA disputes involving complex and often novel questions of law.

Mr. Sutherland also has extensive federal, state and administrative litigation experience in virtually every area of employment-related disputes and provides practical consulting and training to employers in all areas of employment-related regulation. He has litigated wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour lawsuits before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and has successfully represented employers before the NLRB, the EEOC, the DOL and their respective state counterparts.

As a former professional competitive freestyle skier, he achieved tenth place in the world. In addition to his ongoing love for skiing, Mr. Sutherland also enjoys mountain biking where he has participated in numerous long distance and endurance races consistently placing with the top finishers. He has always had a very competitive drive that compels him to pursue excellence in all his endeavors. He brings that same enthusiasm, competitive spirit and desire to excel to representation of the clients he works with.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Utah State Forest Stewardship Committee

Rick J. Sutherland In the News

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Receive Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2020

April 23, 2020 • Jackson Lewis

Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2019 Edition

April 25, 2019 • Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018 • Jackson Lewis

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