Todd R. Wulffson

Partner, Orange County
twulffson@cdflaborlaw.com
(949) 622-5842
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First Job: Davy Crockett at Disneyland (still has the coonskin cap)

Locals Rule: From CDF, I can see the house I grew up in, where I went to high school, the first law firm I worked at, and where I live now with my family

If Not A Lawyer, I'd Be: A high school science teacher

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About Todd

Todd R. Wulffson has focused his practice on counseling and defending businesses in labor and employment matters for over 20 years.  In addition to private practice, from 2006-2010, Wulffson served as General Counsel and SVP of Human Resources to Palace Entertainment, overseeing the SEC filings, legal and human resources issues for a company with over 12,000 employees at 40 locations in 11 states.

Wulffson currently assists clients ranging from local sole proprietorships, to large, multi-national corporations.  He has considerable experience representing employers in the entertainment, manufacturing, banking, hospitality, financial services and retail industries. With both business and legal experience, Wulffson focuses on advising employers on human resources matters, and implementing proactive measures to reduce risk and cost.  He has defended employers in both state and federal court, in matters before the Public Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board, and in administrative proceedings before the State Labor Commissioner and the Fair Employment and Housing Commission.  He has significant traditional labor law experience, and is a veteran of numerous union organizing drives.

Wulffson also has substantial experience in the evolving area of Social Media Law.  He is a frequent speaker, author and resource to employers nationwide on analyzing employee-related social media issues, preparing social media policies and procedures, and defending actions involving social media liability claims.

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Education

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., cum laude, 1990

  • Editor on Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Economics and Business, 1987

Publications

"Exempt Employee Overtime Pay: A Very Expensive Oxymoron," Orange County Lawyer, February 2015

"Beating a Non-Compete Disquised as a Non-solicit," Today's General Counsel, December/January 2015

"Fifteen Developments in Employment Law for 2014," Orange County Lawyer, April 2014

"Internet Usage Policies in the Workplace," LLRX.com, 1999

"Workplace Q&A Ask an Attorney Column," Orange County Register, Contributor from 1997 to 2000

"Overtime" chapter, Payroll Answer Book published by Aspen Publishing, 1996

Presentations

Sampling of Most Recent Presentations:

"Anticipated Trends in Employment Law for 2014," CDF Webinar Series, January 2014

"Top 10 Hiring Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them," CDF Webinar Series, August 2013

"Top Ten Legal Issues for Companies in Attracting & Retaining Executive Talent," Platinum Resource Group, June, August & October 2013

“Strategies to Avoid Employee Lawsuits for Discrimination & Wrongful Discharge,” CDF Webinar Series, March 2013 

“Beyond Obamacare: How The President’s Second Term Will Impact Employers,” Executive Boot Camp & CDF Webinar Series, March & January 2013

"BYOD: What Law Firms Need to Know About Implementing a Bring Your Own Device Policy in the Workplace," Orange County Chapter, Association of Legal Administrators, October 2012

"Trouble Knocks: Top 10 HR Mistakes," Vistage All-City Conference, September 2012

"BYOD: What Employers Need to Know About Implementing a Bring Your Own Device Policy in the Workplace," CDF Webinar Series, August 2012

"Social Media in the Workplace", Orange County Executive Human Resource Forum (OCEHRF), May 2012

"BYOD: Bring Your Own Device", Association of Women in Technology (AWT), April 2012

Professional Affiliations/Leadership/Awards

Orange County Bar Association, 1990-present

Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County, 1993-present

  • Board Member and Past President

Law360 Employment Group of the Year, 2011

BTI Client Service All-Star Among Fortune 1000 Companies, 2006

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2003-2006

National Philanthropy Day, Spirit of Philanthropy Award, Orange County, 1999

Civic Activities

Canyon Acres Children and Family Services

  • Board Member, 1993-present

Troop 1518, Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster, 2003-present

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