Guest Speaker: Kristin Bauer
Kristin Bauer is a principal with the Dallas office of the national workplace law firm Jackson Lewis PC. Kristin 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 - including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wage and hour laws, policies and handbooks, and other issues affecting the workplace. Kristin also counsels employers on the numerous laws touching ill and injured workers, including the ADA, the FMLA, and related state laws, and implementing strategies to manage those risks.
Kristin has been recognized by Texas Monthly Law and Politics as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015 and repeatedly as a "Rising Star" before that. She has been a member of the SHRM-Texas State Council since 2007, currently serving as a legislative co-chair. Ms. Bauer 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. Kristin is also on the board of the National Association of Women Lawyers. Kristin recently co-authored an article entitled: Pregnancy Discrimination Re-examined – Accommodations for Pregnancy under the ADAAA, published in the Women’s Law Journal, Vol. 98, No. 3.
Legally Challenged: Managing Employee Leaves, Mental Health Issues & More
Managing leaves and accommodations should be a top concern for employers given recent government enforcement activity. This session will highlight compliance challenges, including accommodations for chronic conditions, pregnancy and mental health, and it will offer practical solutions to reduce the risk of litigation.
- Discuss no call/no show absenteeism under ADA/FMLA
- Learn best practices on responding to FMLA abuse
- Discuss if extended leaves are a reasonable accommodation or an undue hardship
SHRM Recertification Credit: 1
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This program is valid for [XX] PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org
HRCI Recertification Credit: 1
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