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BLR Products Chosen as Finalists in 3 Categories for CODiE Awards

Old Saybrook, CT, February 26, 2009—The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected two training and compliance solutions produced by Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®) as finalists in the Association’s 24th Annual CODiE Awards. The SIIA CODiE Awards recognize outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information, and education technology industries.® was chosen as a finalist in two categories: Best Online Government Information Service and Best Solution Integrating Content into Workflow. The BLR Employee Training Center,, was named a finalist in the category of Best Workforce Training Solution. Finalists were chosen from 850 entries submitted by more than 600 companies.

"The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement,” said SIIA President Ken Wasch. "All the companies on this year's list of CODiE Finalists should feel justifiably proud of their accomplishment in making it to this stage."

”BLR is a leader in helping companies reduce the risk and cost related to complying with employment (DOL), safety (OSHA), and environmental (EPA) national and state legal requirements,” said Robert L. Brady, CEO of BLR. “The recognition as a CODiE finalist by our industry peers for and the BLR Employee Training Center is both rewarding and a validation of the quality online services we offer.” is an on-demand, Web-based service that helps HR practitioners and business owners manage human resources issues and tasks in a compliant manner. The website features national and state-specific compliance guidance on more than 200 topics, such as discrimination, medical leave, sexual harassment, termination, and unions. The website also provides daily news and tips and community forums; newsletter; policy and salary applications; and hundreds of training tools such as ready-to-use forms, customizable company policies, and job descriptions. For more information about the website please visit®.

BLR Employee Training Center

The Employee Training Center is a turn-key training platform that delivers high quality, consistent training to employees and certifies that they have been trained in compliance with human resources and safety rules and requirements – helping to keep organizations protected during an audit or legal proceedings. The Employee Training Center includes more than 110 HR and safety training courses that cover such topics as harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), forklift safety, hazardous communication, personal protective equipment, and many more. Since its launch in 2008, more than 56,000 courses have been completed by trainees. For more information regarding the BLR Employee Training Center please visit

About BLR

Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®) is an award-winning publisher dedicated to supporting companies with up-to-date HR, Compensation, Safety and Environmental analysis, training, and regulatory compliance information. Founded in 1977 with a mission to provide executives and decision makers with reliable, easy-to-understand analysis of the ever-increasing and complex state and federal laws, today BLR delivers online services such as,,, and as well as popular Web destinations for professionals such as the, and BLR also publishes highly regarded state compliance services such as What to Do About Personnel Problems in [Your State], Employee Compensation in [Your State], and Environmental Compliance in [Your State] as well as best practice newsletters, benchmark surveys, training materials, and books for more than 300,000 companies and their employees worldwide. For more information, contact BLR at or call 800-727-5257