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Leading Online HR Information Resource Gets Major Facelift

April 26, 2013 (Brentwood, TN) –, a leading source for compliance information resources for Human Resources professionals and employers, environmental compliance managers, safety managers,  and trainers has just launched a new customer-focused interactive marketplace. The site,, simplifies and expedites the search for items that explain employer rights and obligations and make workforces more effective.

“The new BLR Store has better search, better navigation, and a cleaner design to make it much easier to find and assess products and services that help management satisfy compliance duties,” says Dan Oswald, president of BLR, the site’s parent company. “Now visitors can review contents, authors, and topic areas in seconds to know beyond a doubt which products answer their specific questions.”

The BLR Store presents the company’s full line of compliance and training tools, webinars, manuals, online reference services, subscription newsletters, forums, and live learning events. Key subject areas include employment law, environmental regulatory compliance, compensation laws and best practices, workplace safety and OSHA compliance, and online employee training.

Longtime BLR customers will notice the new store ( employs the most current intuitive graphic interface and new live chat features to answer site visitor questions.

“We’ve studied hundreds of information sites and pulled together what we feel are the best features of each to create the new store,” says Matt Humphrey, VP of Marketing. “Now HR, Compensation, EHS, and Training professionals facing complex policy and management challenges can more easily find just what they need to get the job done right.”

Users can search by legal area, such as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or format, such as books, online resources, and webinars. They can stream lengthy samples of video products such as First Line of Defense, and find training tools for hiring, firing, discipline and performance evaluations.

Humphrey added: "We are in a competitive market. Customers rightly expect and deserve a good deal, a good online user experience, and professional service. Our products have always been the gold standard—the best tools our customers can have. And we strive to improve every aspect of our customers’ experience. This new store is another way to accomplish that goal."

BLR products and services include Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, the online information services,, and and online training system TrainingToday. Many of BLR’s employment law products are developed in conjunction with the Employers Counsel Network, an affiliation of 50 law firms, one in each state, representing management in employment law matters.

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