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BLR launches

Old Saybrook, CT – March 2, 2004 – After establishing itself as employers’ “go-to” resource for legal compliance with, Business and Legal Reports Inc. announces the launch of an equally invaluable site for employers: The new website promises an answer to that eternal, often frustrating question: How much should I pay for a particular job in a particular location? offers a revolutionary array of sophisticated yet easy-to-use tools for employers to help them manage their compensation process. Among these tools:

  • The Salary Center, which delivers online and reliable wage and salary data and rate ranges for hundreds of jobs—by state, region, size, and type of company. The data, which includes salary grades and rate ranges, comes from BLR’s exclusive surveys of more than 5,000 U.S. employers, in addition to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • The Performance Appraisal Wizard, which takes the dread out of performance appraisals by guiding the employer through the whole process, starting with the selection of job elements and finishing with a Word document that can be saved locally for further customization. The site does all the calculations needed to produce weighted scores, based on five commonly used criteria.

  • Hundreds of sample job descriptions, along with sample forms, policies, and checklists.

  • A state-specific compliance Library, updated regularly by the legal editors at BLR. It covers nearly 70 topics.

  • Daily news, all compensation-related and all culled from reliable sources.

“BLR has been publishing state-specific wage and salary data for years as part of its Employee Compensation in [Your State] service,” said BLR President and founder Bob Brady. “But now we’ve been able to put all that survey data into an online database that’s instantly accessible—in any permutation that employers want. Its ease of use and flexibility will significantly help employers to be competitive and efficient in deciding how much to pay their employers.”

Free 14-day trials and personal walk-throughs are available now, at

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Contact: Managing Editor Kevin Flood
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