- Disability, Leave and Health Management
|University ||University of Texas, B.A., 1995|
|Law School||University of Houston, J.D., 1998|
|Admitted||1998, Texas; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 2000, U.S. District Courts, Northern Districts of Texas; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2008, U.S. District Courts, Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas|
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
Attorneys Serving the Community
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas Bar Association
Mid Cities Human Resource Association
National Association of Women Lawyers
Society for Human Resource Management
Texas State Bar
Kristin L. Bauer is a Shareholder with the Dallas office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Ms. Bauer represents management exclusively in workplace law and related litigation. In addition to handling an active employment litigation docket, she 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.
Ms. Bauer has been recognized as a 2014 “Texas Super Lawyer” and was previously designated a “Rising Star” on seven occasions. She has served as pro bono general counsel to The Family Place-a nonprofit agency serving the victims of domestic violence and their families- since 2005. She is also on the board of the National Association of Women Lawyers and has been a member of the SHRM-Texas State Council (“Texas SHRM”) since 2007 (current legislative co-chair). Ms. Bauer is a past president of the Mid Cities Human Resource Management Association and Helping Hands for The Family Place. Kristin received the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers in 2012, and was recognized as an Outstanding Young Dallasite by the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce in 2010.
Ms. Bauer is a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers, Attorneys Serving the Community, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Dallas Bar Association - Employment Law Section, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation (Fellow), and the Texas Bar Foundation. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts of Colorado, Texas, and Wisconsin, the Eastern, Western, and Northern Texas state courts, as well as the Eastern and Western District Courts of Arkansas.
Ms. Bauer received her B.A. in 1995 from the University of Texas, and she earned her J.D. in 1998 from the University of Houston Law Center.
Pregnancy Discrimination Reexamined: Accommodations for Pregnancy Under the ADAAA
Women Lawyers Journal (2013 Vol. 98 no. 3) [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]
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Texas Super Lawyer 2014
•Texas Rising Star 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
•National Association of Women Lawyers Board Member 2013 to present
•National Association of Women Lawyers Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award 2012
•Texas SHRM (most recently legislative co-chair) 2007 to present
•General Counsel, The Family Place, Inc. 2005 - present
•Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Dallasite 2010
•Past President, Helping Hands for The Family Place 2004
•Law Clerk to the Honorable Mary Milloy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Texas 1998
•Head Articles Editor, Houston Journal of International Law 1997
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
New Texas Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees’ Workers
Kristin L. Bauer,Philip B. Rosen, July 14, 2015
The Texas Labor Code has been amended to provide that a franchisor is not considered an employer for claims related to employment discrimination, wage payment, the Texas Minimum Wage Act, and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, among other laws. According to S.B. 652, this is so unless the...
EEOC Releases Demanding New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
Kristin L. Bauer,Lisa M. DeFilippis,Susan F. Desmond,Patricia Anderson Pryor,Cynthia S. Sandoval, August 27, 2014
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues describes the agency’s view of prohibitions on discrimination against pregnant workers and how the EEOC sees employment laws enacted in the past 30 years, such as the...
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