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Kristin L. Bauer

Principal
Dallas

P 214-520-2400
F 214-520-2008
BauerK@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kristin L. Bauer is a Principal in the Dallas, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation.

In addition to handling an active employment litigation docket, Ms. Bauer counsels management on preventive strategies, including termination decisions, investigations, employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation issues, wage and hour laws, policies and handbooks, and other issues affecting the workplace. She also provides advice and counsel to employers on the numerous laws touching ill and injured workers, including the ADA, the FMLA, and related state laws, and strategies to manage those risks. Ms. Bauer frequently speaks on a number of employment-related topics.

While attending law school, Ms. Bauer was the head articles editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. Ms. Bauer was a judicial clerk to the Honorable Mary Milloy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, in her first year as a licensed attorney.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce, "Outstanding Young Dallasite" (2010)
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award (2012)
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association, Employment Law Section
  • Mid Cities Human Resource Association, Past President and Legislative Chair
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Board Member (2013 - present)
  • SHRM Texas State Council (most recently legislative co-chair) (2007 - present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas State Bar

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Attorneys Serving the Community
  • The Family Place, a nonprofit agency serving the victims of domestic violence and their families, General Counsel (2005 - present)
  • Helping Hands for The Family Place, Past President (2004)

Published Works

  • “Get Your Disability and Leave Management House in Order,” Society for Human Resource Management Viewpoint (June 2016) [Co-Author]
  • "Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA," Women Lawyers Journal Vol. 98 no. 3 (2013) [Co-Author]
  • "Evaluating Disabilities and Accommodation under ADAAA," Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes [pg.5] (December 2012) [Co-Author]
  • Real World Solutions (Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook, August 2008) [Co-Author]
  • Real World Solutions (Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook, May 2008) [Co-Author]
  • "Workplace Wellness Programs: A Prescription for a Healthy Bottom Line, But With What (Legal) Side Effects?" HR Matters Magazine (Winter 2007) [Author]
  • New Approach to Managing Leave Laws May Reduce Employers’ Costs, Risks (Thompson Publishing Family and Medical Leave Handbook 13.11, February 2006) [Co-Author]

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

April 30, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

April 30, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2017. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events... Read More

December 31, 2016
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Kristin Bauer Discusses the Visibility of Women in Positions of Power and Leadership

December 31, 2016

Kristin Bauer discusses women becoming the focus of our national conversation surrounding diversity inside and outside the legal profession in "Take heart; there are reasons to be encouraged," (page 12) published by Women Lawyers Journal.   Read More

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September 25, 2017

ADA Does Not Provide Medical Leave Entitlement to Worker Seeking Post-FMLA Leave, Seventh Circuit Holds

September 25, 2017

In a significant ruling for employers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that a request for a two-to-three-month leave of absence is not a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, No. 15-3754 (7th Cir. Sept. 20, 2017). Companies that have faced... Read More

July 18, 2016

EEOC Burnishes Systemic Successes and Intentions

July 18, 2016

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Jenny R. Yang has issued a report on the EEOC’s Systemic Discrimination efforts over the last 10 years. The Report contains insights on the type of employer vulnerabilities the EEOC exploits and the agency’s aims for growth in new areas. Big Picture Not only does the EEOC... Read More

November 17, 2015

Lone Star State Expands Gun Rights, Mandates Additional Signage to Ban Guns from Property

November 17, 2015

Texas will allow the open carrying of handguns in public and the carrying of concealed handguns on university campuses beginning in 2016 under two bills signed by Governor Greg Abbott. House Bill No. 910, effective January 1, 2016, allows handgun license holders in Texas to carry a holstered handgun openly anywhere a concealed handgun... Read More

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Court Labels Employer Post-Offer Medical Examination “Textbook Case” of ADA Regarded As Liability
February 28, 2017

When used lawfully, post-offer, pre-employment medical examinations can be a powerful tool. But a recent federal district court case demonstrates the importance of carefully implementing such programs.  In EEOC v. M.G.H. Family Health Center, Cause No. 1:15-CV-952 (E.D. Mich. Read More

Seventh Circuit Delivers Blow to EEOC Wellness Program Challenge, But Avoids Ruling on ADA Safe Harbor
January 26, 2017

On January 25, 2017, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Flambeau, Inc., the Seventh Circuit rejected an EEOC challenge to an employer wellness program.  The circuit court had the opportunity to address whether an employer’s wellness program was an involuntary medical examination pursuant to the ADA, 42 U.S.C. Read More

EEOC Explains ADA Interference – Employers Take Note
October 28, 2016

On August 25, 2016, the EEOC issued its Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues. Read More