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HR Hero

HR Hero

Product Code: HRHERO

Countless time saving resources and best-in-class tools, delivered in a comprehensive, fully customizable dashboard. Start streamlining HR compliance for you and your team today!

HR Hero

Intelligent HR Compliance.
Empowered HR Teams.

Tools and resources for your team, built by experts.

Look no further than HR Hero as the premier resource for implementing a foundation of HR compliance throughout your organization.

All subscriptions include access to best in class workflow tools:

  • Employee Handbook Builder: Build, update, and distribute compliant employee handbooks, with policies developed by the employment law experts at Jackson Lewis

  • State Law Chart Builder: Build custom reports with side-by-side state and federal employment law analysis

  • Job Description Manager: Create and maintain job descriptions, supported by organization-wide approval processes

  • FLSA Audit Tool: Audit your wage and hour compliance, determine your risk factor, and gain access to an employee exemption status tool

In addition to these four powerful tools, save countless hours in your workday, and keep expensive attorney fees at bay with access to:

  • Federal and State Topic Analysis makes it easier than ever before to understand your state and federal requirements and compliance obligations. You can select a category, such as Compensation or Discrimination, and then choose a topic and state. You’ll be able to see a plain-English, side-by-side comparison of your chosen area by state.

  • Hundreds of ready-to-use training presentations to support your instructor led training initiatives.

  • Endless checklists and forms to audit your policies and process, and establish best practices across your team.

  • An HR Hotline, with direct phone, email and chat access to BLR’s in-house team of employment law expert. Receive answers to your most pressing employment law questions in as little as one business day!

All of these features are built on a customizable dashboard, prepared to handle the solo HR practitioner, right up to a fully staffed HR team.

See how HR Hero can empower your team with intelligent HR compliance through 4 included tools:


State Law Chart Builder

Job Description Manager

FLSA Audit Tool

Employee Handbook Builder

Who is HR Hero?

HR Hero is powered by our team of employment law and HR experts. Using their one-hundred plus years of combined experience, our experts will answer your questions, develop resources and guidance, and make updates in real time as regulations change.

Chris Ceplenski has managed several successful products related to employment law and human resources including newsletters, manuals and websites. He has authored hundreds of articles and produced dynamic content such as podcasts, videos, infographics, and slideshows. He received his B.A. from Eastern Connecticut State University and an M.A. in English from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Celeste Duke, SPHR, has written about human resources for a variety of publications, and has written and edited a series of white papers covering employment trends and developments. Before coming to BLR, she was the business editor for The Daily Herald in Columbia, Tennessee. Celeste earned her bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University and a master’s from Middle Tennessee State University, where she also taught writing.

Joan S. Farrell, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Farrell writes extensively on the topics of workplace discrimination, unlawful harassment, retaliation, and reasonable accommodation. Before coming to BLR, Ms. Farrell worked as in-house counsel for a multistate employer where she represented management in administrative matters and provided counseling on employment practices.

Holly K. Jones, J.D., is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. She understands the existing and emerging needs and challenges of human resources professionals thanks to several years of experience managing, writing, and editing key legal and compliance publications for BLR. Prior to joining BLR, Ms. Jones worked for the Tennessee Legislature's Office of Legal Services. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in English Rhetoric and Writing, Political Science, and Psychology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she also received a 2001 Citation for Extraordinary Academic Achievement. She received her law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Nancy R. McDermott, J.D., has more than 17 years’ experience as a legal writer and editor. She has also worked as a Court Watch Research Analyst for Texas Watch, a grass-roots organization, and for the Texas Legal Services Center, conducting legal research. Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Susan E. Prince, JD, is a Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has 15 years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources. Before starting her career in publishing, Ms. Prince practiced law for several years in the insurance industry and served as president of a retail sales business. Ms. Prince received her law degree from Vermont Law School.

David A. Slaughter, JD, is a Senior Legal Editor, focusing on benefits compliance. Before coming to BLR, he served as editor of Thompson Information Services’ (TIS) HIPAA guides, along with other writing and editing duties related to TIS’ HR/benefits offerings. Mr. Slaughter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He is an associate member of the Virginia State Bar.