KNOWLEDGEPOINT’S New HR Legistate™ Untangles The Complexities Of Employment Law For Employers

New Online Service Offers Up-To-The-Minute Employment Law and Analysis

(PETALUMA, CALIF., July 24, 2001) — In some states, employees are paid overtime after working 40 hours in a week. In others, employees receive overtime after working eight hours in a day. Employment laws change all the time. How do employers stay on top of them and how do multi-state employers cope with different laws in different states? Until now, it was cumbersome, risky and expensive. But with HR LegiState, a new online service from KnowledgePoint, employers can easily use their browser to receive affordable, up-to-the-minute Federal and state employment law information and analysis.

The content for HR LegiState ( is created by the employment law experts of CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of employment law information and services. KnowledgePoint is a division of CCH. Combining CCH’s authoritative and timely legal content with KnowledgePoint’s expertise in developing user-friendly Web applications has resulted in an essential new tool for employers and human resource professionals.

"Many organizations simply don’t have the legal expertise on staff to deal with researching, analyzing and summarizing changes in employment law," says KnowledgePoint President Ian Alexander. "With HR LegiState, CCH’s labor law experts do all that for them and then deliver it straight to their desktop."

Key features of HR LegiState

No more thumbing through book after book or clicking from site to site — HR LegiState is the single source for Federal and state employment law summaries, allowing users to go directly to the summaries they need by choosing the jurisdiction and topic. Much more than a research tool, employers can also use HR LegiState to evaluate policies and to compare how different states address specific issues. It is the only online service that not only provides research data, but also consolidates information and presents analyses.

And no updating is ever required by the user — every time the service is accessed, it delivers the most recent law summaries and developments.

HR LegiState offers the following features:

  • Online, Web-based access to Federal and state employment law summaries prepared by CCH INCORPORATED attorneys specializing in labor law issues.
  • Subscription-based service — Users subscribe only to the states they need (subscriptions are available for 1, 3, 5, 10 or all states).
  • Single-source provider — Users search by topic and jurisdiction to receive comprehensive snapshots of Federal, state, current and pending developments all in one place.
  • HR LegiState email service — New development highlights are delivered via email each month to users’ desktops.
  • Regular, hassle-free updates — Content at HR LegiState is updated on a monthly basis, so users always have access to the most current changes in the law.
  • No maintenance is ever required by users.

"For less than the cost of one hour with an attorney, HR LegiState can empower employers with dependable employment law research and analysis where and when they want it," says Alexander. "By providing easy access to current compliance information, it can help employers greatly reduce their risk of liability."

Special introductory offer

HR LegiState is available at a special introductory rate of 20 percent off between now and August 15, 2001. Normal subscription fees range from $150 to $700, depending on the number of states purchased. To access HR LegiState requires Netscape 4.5 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher.

For more information and to take a test drive, go to Then, call 1-800-727-1133 to subscribe.

About KnowledgePoint

Since 1987, KnowledgePoint (a division of CCH INCORPORATED) has been a leading developer of knowledge-based human resource management software and Internet services, providing Windows-based, intranet, Web and hosted employee management solutions for the enterprise, small businesses, HR professionals and individual managers. Contact KnowledgePoint at 707-762-0333, via email at or on the Web at


For more than 60 years, CCH INCORPORATED has set the standard for research, compliance and management tools. The CCH Human Resources Group ( tracks, reports, explains and analyzes a wide range of federal and state laws for employers and human resources professionals.

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