Kristin L. Bauer

Kristin L. Bauer: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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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.

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)

Honors and Recognitions

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

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]

In the News

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

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...

July 13, 2018
PEO Insider

Kristin Bauer and Ted Kazaglis Author Managing Leaves of Absence in a Changing Legal Landscape

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

April 30, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. 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...


September 25, 2017

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

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...

July 18, 2016

EEOC Burnishes Systemic Successes and Intentions

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...


Disability, Leave & Health Management
Dallas Joins the Fray - Will Paid Sick Leave Prevail in Texas?
April 29, 2019

Over the next several months, the fate of local paid sick leave laws may well be decided by the Texas legislature. But while lawmakers continue to debate whether Texas cities should be prohibited from establishing their own paid sick time mandates, efforts to expand their reach are marching forward.

By Kristin L. Bauer and Katrin U. Schatz

Disability, Leave & Health Management
Austin Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law Preempted by Texas Minimum Wage Act, Third Court of Appeals Holds
November 26, 2018

On November 16, 2018, the Austin-based 3rd Court of Appeals declared Austin’s paid sick and safe leave ordinance unconstitutional. Specifically, the court held the ordinance is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act and is, therefore, unconstitutional. The Austin ordinance has been under attack since its inception.

By Kristin L. Bauer and A. Robert Fischer

Disability, Leave & Health Management
Paid Sick Leave Goes to Court
April 27, 2018

This week, in Austin, Texas, several business groups and staffing organizations sued the City of Austin to prevent its paid sick and safe leave law from going into effect on October 1, 2018.

By Kristin L. Bauer and Megan G. Holstein

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Staffing and Independent Workforce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(214) 520-2400  Phone
(214) 520-2008  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
University of Houston, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
2000, U.S. District Courts, Northern Districts of Texas; 2008, U.S. District Courts, Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 1998, Texas

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

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