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BLR Launches Professional Development Network for Hospitality Industry HR Leaders

October 8, 2014, Brentwood, TN – BLR® - Business & Legal Resources, a leading provider of employment law compliance and training solutions for HR, has launched a new professional network called HR Executive Roundtable | Hospitality. 

HR Executive Roundtable | Hospitality facilitates the sharing of ideas, best practices, benchmarking data, experiences, and cost-saving ideas among senior Human Resources leaders in restaurant, lodging, and travel verticals.   

The Roundtable’s Executive Director is John B. Phillips, Jr., a leading employment law attorney who has served as General Counsel for a national full-service restaurant company and is a frequent speaker and trainer at national workplace events.  In addition to private-channel communication and online resources, the Roundtable hosts an annual retreat allowing members the opportunity to interact with peer professionals. 

“The hospitality industry has its own set of unique HR management challenges, and the Roundtable will allow top-level leaders to learn new approaches to solving them,” said Dan Oswald, CEO of BLR.  “In addition to peer contacts, members will benefit from original research and expert advice, leading to more informed decisions.”

The relationships developed through membership in the Roundtable lead to open dialogue and sharing of ideas and best practices, allowing members to make the best decisions for shaping the strategic direction of their organizations.  To learn more, visit

About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources

For over 35 years, BLR® has simplified compliance with state and federal legal requirements, helping U.S. businesses succeed. BLR® offers authoritative content, training, and practical, easy-to-use tools for the HR & employment law, workplace safety, environmental compliance, compensation & benefits, and politics & legal markets. Through our expert in-house editors and exclusive attorney network, we provide the most comprehensive, reliable state-specific information available—and we do it in all 50 states. Our award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services—give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available at affordable prices. 

BLR® products and services include the online information services , and, online training system TrainingToday,  and Advanced Employment Issues Symposium. Many of BLR®’s employment law products and events 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. 

Pete McPherson
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