Companies are increasingly facing employee morale problems and lawsuits, including claims of discrimination, wage violations and more. No employer is immune from the threat of litigation or government charges.

Now there is a set of tools to help minimize HR risks and promote a positive workplace. Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a national law firm, offers you HRGuard®, an innovative employment risk-management service that gives you the tools and information you need in a convenient, accessible format.

HRGuard® is a secure, user-friendly extranet system providing confidential access to experienced employment lawyers who will answer your routine HR questions without hourly charges. In addition, you get written guidance packages, checklists, handbooks, forms and current employer information. HRGuard® delivers the tools you need to address your issues.

What Exactly Does HRGuard® Provide?
Following are important features of the HRGuard® platform:

HR Attorney Hotline
Confidential access to knowledgeable employment attorneys for your everyday HR questions. Receive prompt advice via its virtual law office on the secure site. Inquiries are logged and categorized, giving users the ability to review previous inquiries and responses, identify areas of risk, and spot trends within the organization.

HR Library
A one-stop library of useful forms, letters, "how-to" checklists, guides, policies and more. At any time, you can easily download, modify and save these for your secure use.

HR Handbooks
Complete, customizable handbooks that will save you from weeks of work and uncertainty. Communication is one of the most important aspects of the employment relationship. This tool provides an integral piece of the puzzle to communicate your expectations.

HR Resource Links
A single location that houses a convenient set of HR links to the information you need. This section includes direct access to government agencies, workplace posters, compliance sites and courts.

HR Alerts
Monthly electronic newsletter alerts covering the latest HR developments, delivered via e-mail to as many company personnel as desired.

HR Filing Cabinet
A secure electronic "filing cabinet" that houses your company’s inquiries, attorney communication and any forms or information you choose from the Library. This provides a central place to locate the latest version of your policies and information, and track prior versions.

Who is "HRGuard®"?
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is one of the nation’s premier law firms, with approximately 500 attorneys in 22 offices located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. Hinshaw’s attorneys represent employers of all sizes on the full range of HR matters, including counseling on day-to-day issues and defending against claims of harassment, wrongful termination and other workplace claims.

HRGuard® is Hinshaw’s unique extranet-based HR risk management service. Hinshaw is a recognized leader in risk management—partnering with industry leaders to offer preventive services like HRGuard®. These services help ensure companies have the tools they need to manage their risk with access to current and best practice and other HR information.

For more information or to set up a demonstration of HRGuard® for your company, please contact Suzanne Brewer, National HRGuard Administrator, at 855-652-8051 or

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