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BLR®—Business & Legal Resources—wins APEX Award of Excellence for “HR Audit Checklists”

Brentwood, TN, June 10, 2014—BLR®—Business & Legal Resources— announces that its published report, “HR Audit Checklists” has won a Most Improved Print Media award from APEX.

APEX 2014 -- the 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence -- is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites.

According to the APEX 2014 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness."

BLR’s “HR Audit Checklists” helps Human Resources managers and employers find and fix internal policy problems before they create the possibility of litigation or administrative penalties levied by state and federal enforcement agencies.

“HR Audit Checklists” uncovers issues with discrimination, retaliation, FLMA leave, ADA accommodations, employee dress and personal conduct policies, and much more. Armed with its findings, employers can adjust policies and practices to get in compliance.

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, TRAC360 for SPCC, and the 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.

About the APEX Awards

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices.

In the Twenty-sixth Annual APEX Awards, awards were given in 122 individual categories, within 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals and tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

Pete McPherson
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