Thompson Publishing Rolls Out New Education Series, Introduces HR Blog


Contact: Todd Leeuwenburgh
Phone: 202-739-9620


Washington, DC (June 23, 2011) -- Thompson Publishing Group, a Washington, DC-based publisher of regulatory compliance resources, has rolled out a new series of single-issue handbooks for human resource professionals to help them meet the most vexing compliance challenges of the FLSA.

These four new handbooks are designed to provide an inexpensive, easy-to-use format for those who are looking to make sense of FLSA requirements. Titles in the new series include:

  • Smart Guide to FLSA Exemptions
  • Employing Minors 101: FLSA Rules and Regulations
  • FLSA Overtime Basics
  • Do I Have to Pay My Employee for This? FLSA Working Time Essentials

They are available in both print and downloadable PDF for prices ranging from $49 to $99. For more information, please visit us at

Thompson also recently launched SmartHRManager, a new blog for human resources and benefits professionals looking for a comprehensive and respected resource on key industry developments and trends.

SmartHRManager moves Thompson Publishing’s HR, employment law and benefits divisions into the blogosphere and continues a Thompson tradition of providing HR and benefits professionals with important information on issues such as ADA compliance, health and retirement plan administration, minimum wage, overtime, family leave, COBRA, HIPAA, health care reform and more.

“The blog will give us greater opportunity to deal with news as it happens and, most importantly, interact directly with those in the field,” said Gwen Cofield, Associate Publisher of the Benefits Publications at Thompson Publishing Group.

Thompson’s HR and Benefits Editorial Team —Todd Leeuwenburgh, a business-to-business reporter who has extensively written on compliance issues and industry trends; Michael Cardman, the senior managing editor of Thompson’s HR and employment law products; and Gwen Cofield, the associate publisher of Thompson’s pension and benefits products.

For more information, please view the blog at

About Thompson:

Since 1972, thousands of professionals in business, government, law and academia have relied on Thompson Publishing Group for the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available. Throughout the years, these professionals have come to rely on us for help in tracking, and complying with, the dynamic regulatory mandates facing their organizations in a variety of areas. For more information visit the Thompson site at