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Kristin L. Bauer


P 214-520-2400
F 214-520-2008


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)
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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, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

August 15, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

July 13, 2018
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Kristin Bauer and Ted Kazaglis Author "Managing Leaves of Absence in a Changing Legal Landscape"

July 13, 2018

Kristin Bauer and Ted Kazaglis author "Managing Leaves of Absence in a Changing Legal Landscape," published by PEO Insider. Read More

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June 27, 2019

Paid Sick Leave in Dallas and San Antonio Effective August 1

June 27, 2019

Municipal ordinances mandating that employers provide paid sick leave to employees in Dallas and San Antonio will take effect as scheduled on August 1, 2019. Employers should be prepared to comply with the new paid sick leave ordinances by the effective date (for most employers, explained below). Efforts in the most recent Texas... Read More

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

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Tackling Leave and Accommodation Challenges

June 14, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

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Texas Paid Sick Leave Update: San Antonio, Dallas, Austin
November 25, 2019

The state of city-driven efforts to pass paid sick and safe leave laws in Texas remains in flux. Those monitoring the issue will know the cities of Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio have passed paid sick and safe leave laws, with business coalitions in each city mounting legal challenges. As a result of the uncertainty... Read More

Considerations in Selecting an Investigator
September 19, 2019

A threshold issue in any internal investigation is the selection of an investigator.  A number of considerations will guide a company’s decision. Read More

Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Faces Legal Challenge
July 30, 2019

Today two plaintiffs represented by the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the Dallas paid sick and safe leave ordinance, which is scheduled to go into effect on August 1. Read More