Stacy Velloff

Stacy Velloff Associate

Stacy L. Velloff has been at LCW since 2009, and has worked in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Stacy represents educational institutions and non-profits in all aspects of education, employment law, and business and facilities.  Stacy works extensively in handling various employment and student issues, such as drafting employment agreements, employee handbooks, enrollment agreements and student handbooks, defending claims of alleged harassment, discrimination, retaliation and disability accommodation issues, and advising on employee discipline, wage and hour issues, leaves, student discipline and expulsion, tuition disputes, and contract claims.  Stacy’s business and facilities expertise includes advising on independent contractor issues, and preparing and negotiating vendor contracts.

Stacy has conducted a number of presentations for many schools on a variety of employment, student, and business and facilities topics, ranging from employee leaves, AB 5, employee and student privacy issues, employment contracts, and harassment prevention.

Before joining LCW, Stacy worked at a management-side employment firm where she represented employers in labor and employment law issues regarding employee benefits, discrimination, wage and hour, FMLA and unfair labor practices. While attending law school, Stacy worked as an extern for Judge John Munter at the San Francisco Superior Court and Justice James Lambden at the California Court of Appeals, First District.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

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Sterling v. City of Riverside, et al. (2014) - A former deputy city attorney filed a federal lawsuit against the city, city manager, city attorney and her supervisor alleging that she was a whistleblower who was terminated in violation of her First Amendment rights, the Major Fraud Act, and the False Claims Act. Two of these claims were dismissed on summary judgment by the Court before trial. After a 4-day jury trial on the First Amendment claim, the jury returned a verdict in favor of all defendants after deliberating for less than one hour.

Plaintiff v. Private University (2012) - Negotiated a favorable settlement of under $10,000 on behalf of a private university in a lawsuit brought by a former student asserting race discrimination and breach of contract claims.


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Nov 20, 2019 Webinars on Demand
2020 Legislative Update for Private Education
Aug 5, 2020

State Guidance Issued for Elementary School Waivers, Extracurricular Activities, and FAQs for Reopening K-12 Schools

On August 3, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance for schools and school-based programs.  The latest guidance includes frequently asked questions from schools and provides information regarding the waiver process for in-person learning elementary education.

Jul 17, 2020

Governor Announces Restrictions On The Reopening of K-12 Schools For In Person Instruction And Issues New State Guidance

Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced statewide restrictions on the reopening of K-12 schools, including private schools, and issued updated state guidelines and requirements regarding both in person and distance learning, as summarized in this bulletin.

Jun 8, 2020

The State Issues Guidance for the Reopening of Schools and School-Based Programs, Childcare Facilities and Day Camps

On June 5, 2020, the State issued industry guidance for schools and school-based programs, childcare facilities, and day camps

COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs

The Governor previously announced that counties that have completed and submitted a written attestation to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) indicating the county had met specific readiness criteria could move more quickly through the reopening process.  The Governor stated that counties approved to move more quickly through the reopening process could reopen schools after the state issued guidance, and if consistent with local officials and orders.  The long awaited state guidance, titled, “COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs” (School Guidance), was released on June 5th.  The preface to the School Guidance notes that it is interim guidance, and will be updated as new data and practices emerge.  Additional guidance is forthcoming on school-based sports and extracurricular activities.

May 28, 2020

Los Angeles County and Other Counties Issue K-12 Reopening Guidance; The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Provides an Update on Statewide Guidance

A.  Superintendent Tony Thurmond Provides an Update on Statewide Guidance Regarding the Reopening of K-12 Schools

On May 27, 2020, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, provided an update on the Department of Education’s efforts to assist schools with the reopening process during a virtual media check-in.  Superintendent Thurmond shared that the Department of Education would be releasing reopening guidance for schools in early June.  Superintendent Thurmond referred to the guidance for schools as a “guidebook” and stated that it will be a “how to” guide that answers schools’ questions about how to reopen.

May 27, 2020

New Guidance From the CDC and the California Department of Public Health on the Reopening of K-12 Schools

CDC Issues Guidance Regarding the Reopening of K-12 Schools, Summer Day Camps, and Child Care Programs

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued guidance titled, CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again.  The guidance contains information on the CDC’s activities and initiatives to support state and local authorities with the gradual reopening of the country.  The guidance also contains specific guidance to assist certain types of establishments as they reopen, including childcare programs, K-12 schools, and summer day camps.

May 26, 2020

Further Guidance on the Reopening of Childcare Facilities

1.  Statewide Orders Regarding the Reopening of Childcare Facilities 

On May 12, 2020, the Governor modified the statewide Shelter-in-Place order to permit childcare facilities that comply with statewide industry guidance to operate for children of all workers (rather than only for children of essential workers) unless local orders prohibited this.   Since this order was modified, some counties have modified their local Shelter-in-Place orders to permit childcare facilities to provide services for all children of all workers.  However, many counties have orders in place that are more restrictive and that only permit childcare services be provided to children of essential workers, or in some cases, for those workers who are permitted by their county order to work outside the home.   It is important that schools review their local order to determine the limits on the operation of childcare facilities within their jurisdiction. 


  • BA, University of California, Berkeley

  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Nov 20, 2019 Webinars on Demand
2020 Legislative Update for Private Education
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