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BRENTWOOD, TN – February 17, 2016 – Business and Legal Resources’ (BLR), announced the recent acquisition of Personnel Policy Service, Inc. (PPS), a national service providing HR policies, best practices, and legal explanations.  The PPS business will be combined with BLR’s workforce division, a leading provider of federal and state specific HR legal analysis, tools, training, and events since 1975.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, PPS’ in-house editorial staff researches and analyzes HR trends, court cases, regulations, and legislation to provide HR professionals with the accurate and up-to-date information needed to keep their organizations in compliance.

“PPS customers can expect to receive the same high quality, best practice HR advice they have come to expect of PPS’ 40 plus years in business.” said Oswald, CEO of BLR. “HR is taking on a more strategic organizational role. This consistent quality, combined with BLR’s expert in-house subject matter experts in the fields of HR & EHS, and our development in employee training resources is just one example of how this acquisition positions our workforce division to help PPS customers become more successful in their careers, and add long-term value to their businesses.”

“It has been our sincere pleasure to serve our customers over the course of the past 44 years,” says Jay Norman, president and founder of PPS.  “When it came time to step out of the business, there was no question that BLR was the natural home for the products we have poured extensive time and resources into.  I have the utmost confidence that the BLR team will hold future products to the same standards, and provide our customers with the additional services to drive their continued success.”

About BLR
BLR®—Since 1975, Business & Legal Resources has helped U.S. businesses simplify compliance and become more successful with state and federal legal requirements. They accomplish this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. Through their expert in-house editors and exclusive attorney network, they provide the most comprehensive, reliable state-specific information available—and do it in all 50 states. Their 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. Connect with the organization at:

About PPS
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, PPS was founded by Jay and Leslie Norman.  Since 1972, Personnel Policy Service, Inc. (PPS) has focused on serving the growing needs of employers for practical HR policy and compliance solutions. Over the years, PPS has developed comprehensive databases of HR policies, best practices, and legal explanations that serve as the core for our specialized publications. The flagship service, the Personnel Policy Manual, is referred to by many as the "Bible" of HR policy information. Nationwide, thousands of HR professionals, business owners, consultants, and lawyers rely on it for quick answers, thorough research, and ready-to-use models. 

The angle should be focused on new benefits for customers with the BLR integration.

The acquisition will provide existing PPS customers extensive benefits from the BLR product line, spanning human resources, training, compensation, and EHS,” said Rafael Cardoso, executive vice president of BLR’s workforce division.