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Kristen M. Baylis

KM Attorney
Denver

P 303-892-0404
F 303-892-5575
Kristen.Baylis@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kristen M. Baylis is the Knowledge Management (“KM”) Attorney for Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Workplace Training Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Denver office. Ms. Baylis serves as a resource for the practice group members; develops training content, materials and presentations; monitors workplace training required by state and federal  law; discovers and implements state-of-the-art training technology; formulates new methods of providing interactive and dynamic workplace training; and assists in the development and implementation of the firm’s e-learning platform, Train Anywhere.

In her role, Ms. Baylis draws upon her years of experience conducting workplace trainings for employers of all sizes and industries and her experience practicing in the areas of employment litigation and preventive advice and counsel. Additionally, Ms. Baylis brings to the role knowledge and insight into the federal courts gained while serving as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Patrick Michael Duffy, United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Baylis was an attorney at a large Carolinas firm, practicing in the area of employment litigation and counseling.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Production Editor
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Judicial Institute
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Denver Metro Leadership Foundation, Leadership Denver, Class of 2016
  • Executive Women’s Summit, Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association, New Membership Chair for the Colorado Chapter
  • South Carolina Bar

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Wounded Warrior Corps, Board of Advisors and Legal Advisor

Published Works

  • “When the Troops Come Marching Home: Will You Be Ready?” South Carolina Lawyer (May 2012) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Top 10 Things You Need To Know Now About Employment Law,” PeopleMatter Collaborate Conference (Charleston, SC, May 2016) (presenter)
  • “High Risk Hiring: 6 Hidden Compliance Traps to Avoid When Screening Applicants,” PeopleMatter Webinar (February 2016) (presenter)

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May 17, 2016
Professional Sports and Law

Kristen Baylis and Stephanie Lewis Discuss Convenience Store Compliance Issues

May 17, 2016

Kristen Baylis and Stephanie Lewis discuss compliance issues faced by convenience stores in “How C-stores Can Steer Clear of High-Risk Hiring,” published by Progressive Grocer. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

May 20, 2015
ColoradoBiz Magazine

Kristen Baylis Discusses Colorado's Employment Laws for New Companies

May 20, 2015

Kristen Baylis discusses Colorado's employment laws for new companies in Coloradobiz Magazine's "Top Five Things New Colorado Companies Need to Know: Navigating the State’s Employment Laws." View Article (subscription may be required) Read More

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November 10, 2017

The Speak Out Evolution from Ms. Magazine to #MeToo: The Time Is Now for Employers to Re-Examine Their Practices

November 10, 2017

In a November 5, 2017 article, The New York Times harkened back to the 1977 Ms. magazine cover depicting sexual harassment on its cover. The point was to illustrate the fact that the 1977 Ms. cover is just as relevant today as it was then. In 1986, more than 20 years after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. ... Read More

June 29, 2016

Colorado Broadens Whistleblower Protection for State Employees Who Disclose Confidential Information

June 29, 2016

Encouraging government whistleblowers, an amendment to Colorado law bars disciplinary actions against state employees who reveal confidential information while reporting instances of waste, mismanagement of public funds, abuses of authority, or illegal and unethical practices to a designated “whistleblower review agency.”... Read More

June 27, 2016

New Colorado Law Grants Employees Access to Personnel Files

June 27, 2016

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law new requirements specifying when and how private-sector employers must respond to their employees’ requests for inspection and copying of their personnel files. Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. The... Read More

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Federal Court Refuses To Compel Defendant To Produce Non-Responsive Documents That Hit On Agreed Upon Search Terms
October 11, 2016

A federal court in Texas recently refused to enforce the parties’ discovery agreement with respect to plaintiff’s request that the defendant produce all non-privileged documents responsive to search terms agreed to over email.  In BancPass, Inc. v. Highway Toll Admin., LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96978 (W.D. Tex. Read More