Todd A. Fredrickson: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Todd A. Fredrickson

Regional Managing Partner
Denver,  CO  U.S.A.
Phone(303) 218-3650

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment Law - Counseling and Litigation
  • Collective Bargaining and Arbitration
  • Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Personnel and Supervisor Training
  • Retaliation and Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Union Campaigns and Elections
Mailing AddressSuite 2700, 1801 California Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202
University University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, B.A., 1987
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; Colorado Supreme Court; Colorado Court of Appeals

Professional Activities
President, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (1999)
Chair, University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Board (2004)
Chair, Colorado Pledge to Diversity Law Firm Group (2003-2005)
Member, Colorado Lawyers Committee Education Task Force


Todd Fredrickson is managing partner of the Denver office. He also serves as Chair of the firm's Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee.

His practice involves representing employers in various matters arising under such laws as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Fair Labor Standard Act.

Todd has defended employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. He also is one of few Denver labor attorneys who practice traditional labor law, representing employers in union campaigns, contract negotiations, grievance arbitrations and unfair labor practice charges.

Todd has represented clients in federal and state judicial and administrative proceedings, including those before federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, state appellate, district and county courts, the United States Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the Colorado Department of Labor.

Todd regularly counsels clients on a spectrum of personnel management issues, with the goal of avoiding litigation. To that end, he advises employers on developing and enforcing proper policies, employee handbooks, and employment and compensation agreements.

Todd also counsels employers on compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws. Much of his practice focuses on training supervisors, managers, and other employees on such issues as sexual harassment, discrimination, employee discipline and discharge, and investigation of employee grievances.

Todd is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the Colorado Super Lawyers list since 2006. He has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012.

He was recognized as an Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014. Todd was also selected as a BTI Consulting Group Client Service All-Star for 2011 and he has been named the People's Choice selection as the Best Employment Lawyer in Barrister's Best by Law Week Colorado every year since 2011.

The Best Lawyers in America since 2012
People's Choice selection as the Best Employment Lawyer in Barrister's Best by Law Week Colorado since 2011
BTI Consulting Groups Client Service All-Star for 2011
Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2009
Colorado Super Lawyers list since 2006
Recipient, 2005 Christopher A. Miranda Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Recipient, 2003 Richard Marden Davis Award, Denver Bar Foundation
Recipient, 1999-2000 INROADS Corporate Achiever Award
Recipient, 1998 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Colorado Hispanic Alumni Association


The Disappearance Of Herman Cain And The Perils Of Sexual Harassment
February 6, 2012

Beware of Blogs
January 31, 2011

Office politics: Skip the Bumpersticker?
October 29, 2010

Employee or Independent Contractor? How and Why You Absolutely Must Know the Difference
August 18, 2010

A Changing Climate
December 1, 2009

Organized Labor's Legislative Agenda and its Impact on Construction Employers
August 13, 2009

Be Aware of Liabilities with Employee Blogging
November 21, 2008

Beware March Madness: It Can Be Problematic for Employers
ColoradoBiz Magazine
March 2011

Quotes and Soundbites
Talking Politics in the Office
October 27, 2014

EEOC's Criminal Background Check Policy Under Fire
January 22, 2014

Fisher & Phillips Partners Quoted In Inside Counsel
January 3, 2014

Denver's Stettner Miller Attorneys Join Fisher & Phillips
October 21, 2013

'Kick Me' Sign Becomes Federal Case for Intel
May 9, 2013

Disability Case Offers Cautionary Tale
March 18, 2013

Does Your Boss Spy on You?
February 20, 2013

Social Media Speech Broadly Protected
January 7, 2013

How to Avoid a Political Minefield
October 20, 2012

Political Talk In The Workplace Is A Potential Minefield
August 17, 2012

Still Don't Have a Smartphone Policy? Join the Club
July 17, 2012

The NLRB and Employee Comments on Social Media
June 3, 2012

Don't Get Caught In Social Media Web
September 5, 2011

Rise In FLSA Litigation Leaves Strip Clubs Exposed
May 10, 2011


Fisher & Phillips LLP Breakfast Briefing in Denver - Labor Law 101
January 15, 2015

Workplace Law 2011 - Bachelor Gulch, CO
June 6, 2011

Best Practices to Help Effectively Administer FMLA Leave in Your Organization to Avoid Costly Mistakes,
Counsel on Education in Management
Winter 2006

Minimizing Liability Risks for Failing to Reinstate an Employee to the Same or Equivalent Position,
Council on Education in Management
Fall 2005

The “3Ds” of Employment Law: Documentation, Discipline and Discharge,
Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Otten Johnson
Summer 2005

Employee Handbooks in Colorado: Drafting and Enforcing Sound Procedures and Policies,
Summer 2005

Addressing Discrimination & Harassment Issues, Gemini Group, Inc.,
Winter 2005

Employment Law 101 and 102,
Colorado Bar Association CLE, Business Law Institute
Fall 2004

Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment,
Urban Peak
Spring 2004

Developments Before the United States Department of Labor,
Fall 2003

Survival Skills and Strategies for Today's Attorney, Stepping Out of the Rank and File: Developing and Advancing Your Career Objectives,
Winter 2003

Ten of the Biggest Blunders Employers Make in Hiring & Firing Employees,
Colorado Bar Association CLE, Business Law Institute
Fall 2002

Employment Law 101 and 102 for the Business Lawyer: Some Nuts and Bolts of Colorado and Federal Employment Law for Business Lawyers,
Colorado Bar Association CLE, Business Law Institute
Summer 2001

Selecting and Terminating Employees in Colorado,
National Business Institute
Summer 2001

Responding to EEOC/CCRD Charges,
Colorado Bar Association CLE, Annual Employment Law Conference
March 9, 2001

Employee Handbooks in Colorado: Drafting and Enforcing Sound Procedures and Policies,
National Business Institute
December 2000

Employment Contracts for Physicians,”
Rhone Poulenc Rorer Scholarship Program
November 9, 1998

Colorado Mental Health Association, Employment Issues Forum,
July 15, 1998


Board Chair, National Sports Center for the Disabled
Immediate Past President and Member, Urban Peak Board of Directors
Vice-President, Denver Children's Home Board of Directors
Founder and Mentor, Horace Mann Mentoring Program
Career Counselor, CHBA Education Committee
Team Leader, CHBA Ride-the-Rockies Program
Co-Founder, Legal Night at El Centro Bienestar
Playworks Colorado Board of Directors

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Represented hotel, various restaurants, and resort in collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Represented various municipalities and housing authority in re-negotiation of collective bargaining agreement with locals of SEIU, FOP, IAFF, and AFSCME. Represented rail services company in negotiation of first contracts with various local unions of the International Union of Operating Engineers in Texas and Wyoming .Represented various employers/companies in defense of cases involving allegations of sexual and racial harassment, breach of an executive employment agreement, union organizational activities, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Represented industrial construction company in unfair labor practice charges filed in Kentucky, Louisiana, Washington, and Wyoming. Represented commercial real estate developer in labor and employment due diligence for purchase of business and assumption of employment liabilities. Represented automobile dealership against group of 19 plaintiffs, as well as large restaurant chain in employee claims for unpaid wages and overtime. Represented property management company and developer in nationwide audits conducted by U. S. Department of Labor.

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Colorado's Minimum Wage Increased January 1
Todd A. Fredrickson, February 4, 2015
The Colorado minimum wage increased by 23 cents to $8.23 per hour on January 1, 2015. Tipped employees are entitled to receive at least $5.21 per hour. These increases to Colorado’s minimum wage rates reflect the annual adjustment for inflation required by the Colorado Constitution.

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Todd A. Fredrickson

1801 California Street
DenverCO 80202


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