Handling Your Law Questions with Alex Stathopoulos

This week the Handling Business Podcast welcomes Alex Stathopoulos! Alex is an employment litigation attorney at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and works out of the firm’s San Francisco office.  In that role, she regularly counsels clients and litigates employment-related claims before various administrative agencies and in state and federal court, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims, as well as wage-and-hour class actions. Alex is a double golden bear–she graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law, and also earned a B.A. in Philosophy and B.S. in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.  In between undergraduate and law school, Alex was a workforce communication consultant for two years, focusing on drafting strategic employee communications, implementing new software, and having to answer any questions her clients had – like “what is sip calling.”  In addition to her professional pursuits, Alex also has a wide array of side-projects–she is a painter, has dabbled with running her own Etsy store,  knits, cooks, and hopes to someday get into falconry.

We capture an extensive and in-depth interview as we ask Alex all the questions a small business owner could ask. We’ll cover hiring and termination laws, tips for successful background checks, what you can and cannot ask during interviews, the importance of a clear company policy and much, much more! Alex also provides some invaluable resources to help you stay on top of local and federal laws when it comes to your small business. This is one of our most informative episodes yet so be sure not to miss it!


Contact Alex: [email protected]

Employment Development Department

Department of Labor

Equal Employment Opportunity Online Resource Center

HR Publications:


HR California

California Specific:

California EDD

California DFEH



Google Play


Share this post