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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

Your go-to resource for all things HR

Our fully customizable, cloud-based platform HR Hero offers expert legal analysis, guidance, training, and best-in-class tools for you and your team. HR Hero combines powerful workflow tools that human resources professionals need into one centralized dashboard.

All subscriptions include access to five best in class workflow tools: 

  • Employee Handbook Builder: Our guided handbook builder helps you create your own customized handbook from start to finish. All policies are written by the top employment attorneys at Jackson Lewis LLP ensuring you’re compliant with state and federal regulations.
  • State Law Chart Builder: Save hours of research time - create custom, fast-read summaries of state and federal requirements across 75+ challenging areas of HR compliance.
  • Job Description Manager:  Create, edit, approve, distribute, and store job descriptions for your entire organization with one easy-to-use tool.
  • FLSA Audit Tool: Save time, money, and gain peace of mind that your FLSA practices are in compliance with today’s evolving wage and hour laws and regulations with this step-by-step classification tool, providing instant exempt, non-exempt status.
  • Salary Finder: Salary insights for 2,600+ job titles at the national, state, and local levels spanning hundreds of different industries.

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

  • Federal and State Topic Analysis: Find the side-by-side federal and state analysis you need on the key topics that matter most to you, updated daily by employment law experts.
  • Downloadable premade assets: Browse thousands of ready-to-use assets like training modules, checklists, and forms across 400+ topic areas.
  • An HR Hotline: Submit your questions to our HR subject matter experts and receive the thorough, plain-English answers you are looking for; with the urgency you need!

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:



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.

Celeste Duke, SPHR, is a Managing Editor, overseeing BLR’s HR content team. She understands the existing and emerging needs and challenges of human resources professionals thanks to several years of experience managing, writing, and editing key publications for BLR. Her areas of concentration include diversity & inclusion, workplace trends, and employee training. 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 Content Specialist 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.

Nancy R. McDermott, JD, has more than 20 years’ experience as a legal writer and editor. Before coming to BLR, Ms. McDermott served as editor of The Personnel Advisor, a human resources employment law reference manual. 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 B.A.in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Susan E. Prince, JD, MSL, is a Senior Legal Content Specialist for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Ms. Prince has close to 20 years of experience as an attorney and writer in the field of human resources. She has published numerous articles on a variety of human resources and employment topics, including compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation, discrimination, work/life issues, termination, and military leave. Ms. Prince has also served as an expert speaker on the Fair Labor Standards Act. Ms. Prince received her law degree and master’s degree from Vermont Law School.

David A. Slaughter, JD, is a Senior Legal Content Specialist, focusing on benefits compliance. Before coming to BLR, he worked as an employee benefits compliance editor for Thompson Information Services. 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.

Jeanna E. Crocker, JD, is a Content Specialist, Legal for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. She focuses on the topics of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), paid/sick leave, maternity and pregnancy, and military service. Before joining BLR, Ms. Crocker worked as Corporate Operations for a technology services and solutions company and as the Director of Corporate & Legal Affairs for a multistate radio and communications company. Ms. Crocker received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Alabama and her law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.

Colette Labate, JD, MBA, PHR, is a Senior Content Specialist, Legal, for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Before joining BLR, Ms. Labate spent 12 years as a legal writer, editorial manager, content developer, and project manager at LexisNexis Publishing. She has an MBA in Management and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she previously taught Business Law. Ms. Labate graduated Order of the Coif from Drake University Law School, where she served as Editor and Note Editor for the law review.