Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does a subscription mean?
A. You get access to our extensive HR Library; Job Description Manager; Newsletter Wizard; and more than 1,000 prewritten documents such as job descriptions, HR forms, policies, and checklists; 1-day answers via the Ask the Experts service; regulatory analysis on the laws in one state; and access to more than 1,000 Q&As for one low annual fee.
Q. Why can’t I access some of the articles in your HR.BLR.com Library?
A. Most of the articles in our Library are for subscribers only. Guests are able to view only a small sample of our content.
Q. Can I see any documents at HR.BLR.com without registering or paying something?
A. Yes! Visitors to HR.BLR.com can view examples of all our content on our samples page.
Q. How much does a subscription to HR.BLR.com cost?
A. A subscription to HR.BLR.com costs $1,195 per year and includes access to the regulatory analysis of one state. One way to look at it is how much time and money would it save you to be able to quickly get answers to almost any HR question? Saving just a few hours per year could justify your subscription as the most cost-effective investment you make all year.
Q. The laws in my state are a lot different than those that apply on a federal level. How can you help me?
A. So glad you asked! HR.BLR.com offers detailed analysis of the laws of every state and the District of Columbia. Base subscriptions include access to one state, but subscribers can add as many states as they want. Call Customer Service at 1 800-454-0404 for more information.
Q. What are the benefits of becoming a subscriber? Can't I get almost as much as a guest and pay nothing?
A. Subscribers enjoy complete access to over 10,000 pages of content and tools, plus unlimited access to our archives and other features. Our HR FAQs give subscribers personal answers to any HR question within 1 business day. Members can ask up to 10 questions per year. Guests can view only our sample content.
Q. I bought something from the bookstore or registered for a free report. Don't I already have a user name or password?
A. Purchasing an item from the bookstore or ordering a free report is appreciated, but will not give you access to subscriber-only features. To become a subscriber, click the "Subscribe" button at the top right of any page.
Q. What types of payment are acceptable for subscription? Can I pay by check?
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Q. Can I have an account with multiple users? And what is the cost?
A. Colleagues in your organization can experience all the benefits of a subscription to HR.BLR.com without having to pay full price. To set up a multiple site license, please contact our customer service department. Phone 1 800-454-0404.
Q.Who should subscribe to HR.BLR.com?
A. HR.BLR.com is geared toward HR professionals, but anyone who has to deal with human resource issues on a regular basis, such as office managers, can also benefit from becoming a subscriber.
Q. I need to get an invoice either as a receipt or so that my company can pay by check. Can you help?
A. If you choose the Pay by Check option, we will send you a proforma invoice by e-mail right away.
Q. Do you have a guarantee?
A. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, just let us know within 90 days and we will return your money—no questions asked.
Q. How can I evaluate your service before I pay?
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Q. Can HR.BLR.com answer my specific HR questions?
A. If you are a subscriber, you may ask a question and one of our editors will give you a personal answer within 1 business day. Just another benefit of becoming a subscriber.
Q. Where does HR.BLR.com get its information? Is it reliable?
A. Our information is developed by the legal editors at our parent company, Business and Legal Reports, Inc. BLR has been publishing HR compliance and policy information since 1977 and is one of the most respected compliance publishers in America. BLR's practical HR compliance books and CD-ROM's are relied on by thousands of leading U.S. companies.
Q. Where does HR.BLR.com get its news?
A. The HR.BLR.com editorial staff monitors a host of government and private sources to keep you up to date on all important HR developments. We are the only HR website that writes orginal news every business day – and we don't just rely on automated news feeds.
Q. Can I submit an article to HR.BLR.com for publication?
A. Yes. See the Submit an Article page for detailed instructions.
Q. How often does your content get updated?
A. Our vast content library is updated almost daily. HR.BLR.com’s editors are constantly reviewing updates and keeping our content fresh and up to date.
Q. Can I reproduce HR.BLR.com material on my site?
A. Yes, with permission. Send your request to our Customer Service department.
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