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BLR Products Named Finalists for Multiple CODiE Awards® and® each receive recognition as finalists in the Software & Information Industry Association’s annual competition

Old Saybrook, CT, December 9, 2009—The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has selected two training and compliance solutions produced by BLR® as finalists in the Association’s 25th 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 for the second consecutive year in the categories of Best Online Government Information Service and Best Solution Integrating Content into Workflow.® was named a finalist in the category of Best Online Government Information Service. Forty-eight products from 30 companies were selected as finalists in the Content Categories of the competition, from more than 100 nominations submitted by 65 companies.

“This is the 25th year we have recognized excellence through the CODiE Awards program, and the 9th year we have offered awards in the content categories,” noted Ken Wasch, president of SIIA. “The competition is tough, as many companies are looking to make their products stand out from the competition. The innovations in the content industry shine through in the products selected as finalists, and we are very excited to see how the voting goes this year.”

Robert L. Brady, founder and CEO of BLR, said, “The selection of and as CODiE finalists by industry leaders reinforces the impact that our sites have on the professionals and organizations that use them. BLR is a leader in providing companies with expertly designed resources to streamline workflow, and reduce the risk and cost related to complying with both state and federal employment (DOL), safety (OSHA), and environmental (EPA) rules and regulations.” helps HR practitioners and business owners manage human resources and employment law issues and tasks in a compliant manner. The on-demand, Web-based compliance portal 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.

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BLR® is the leading provider of employment, safety, and environmental compliance solutions. BLR has been an acknowledged authority in covering state as well as federal law for over three decades, and employers know that they can count on BLR’s industry-leading compliance and training solutions to keep them out of legal trouble, avoid fines, and save money. BLR offers solutions for business owners, executives, employees, and managers of HR, compensation, safety, environmental, or training for all-sized organizations and industries. Simply put, anyone worried about how their local state agency or national DOL, OSHA, and EPA legal requirements impact their organization can benefit from BLR. For more information, please visit or call 800-727-5257.