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Health Care Blog

The Health Care Policy Blog is a forum for health care policy professionals and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues.

The Doc Fix is Still Cheap, Medicare Spending Will Slow, and Other CBO Predictions Friday, August 29, 2014
Healthcare Efficiency Index Highlights Savings From Administrative Simplification Monday, August 25, 2014
Study: 7 Million Could Get Affordable Care Act Coverage Outside of Open Enrollment Thursday, August 21, 2014
Affordable Care Act Risk Sharing Rules May Give Taxpayers Unlimited Exposure, Report Says Wednesday, August 20, 2014
350,000 Who May Drop Coverage Would Buy Lower-Value Plans Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Are Nursing Homes Doing Enough to Report Abuse Allegations? Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Open Payments Is Back Online Monday, August 18, 2014
Health Data Exchange Stymied By ‘Lack of a Business Case,' Policy Group Says Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Is the Sunshine Act on the Cusp of a Delay? Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Proposed 2015 Health Insurance Premiums Up 7.5 Percent on Average Friday, August 8, 2014
Kitchen Sink Draft Bill Covers a lot of Anti-Fraud Territory Friday, August 8, 2014
Are We Going to Have to Wait Six More Months for the Sunshine Report? Thursday, August 7, 2014

Intellectual Property Blog

The Bloomberg BNA Intellectual Property Blog is the home of the "Do You Copy?" podcast and offers links to selected articles by the BNA IP team, which is accessible to both subscribers and non-subscribers as well as  commentary and analysis exclusive to this blog.

Vine and the English Premier League: Square One of a New Copyright Issue? Thursday, August 21, 2014
On the Copyright Implications of a Monkey Taking a Selfie Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wait 'Til I Get My Money Right: Kanye Defeats Coinye Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Noriega v. Activision: An Unlikely Fight Between a Dictator and a Video Game Giant Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Anheuser-Busch opposition to Natty Greene's TM registration part of growing trend Thursday, July 3, 2014
Don't tweet me this way Wednesday, July 2, 2014
High court denies review of standards on patent infringement damages, lost profits Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ad-supported Internet content patent to be reconsidered in light of Alice ruling Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Aereo halts service after Supreme Court loss to broadcasters Tuesday, July 1, 2014
FDA's Juice Labeling Regulations Do Not Bar False Advertising Claim Under Lanham Act Wednesday, June 18, 2014
2nd Cir. affirms that creation of full-text searchable database of works is fair use Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Sixth Circuit upholds infringement finding against bar's owner for copyright violations Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Labor & Employment Blog

The Labor & Employment Blog is a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues on news, issues, and trends affecting labor and employment law. 

Public Sector Roundup: Greeting Card Industry Wishes Speedy Recovery for USPS Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Q&A: Academia’s Juggling Act With OFCCP Compliance, SCOTUS’s Affirmative Action Rulings Friday, August 22, 2014
Pay Gains Predicted to Exceed 2 Percent by Year’s End Thursday, August 21, 2014
EEO Roundup: How Specific Does an Accommodation Request Need to Be? Monday, August 4, 2014
EEO Roundup: Pregnancy Bias--Two Under-the-Radar Rulings You Might Have Missed Monday, July 21, 2014
Q&A: Contractors Have No Scapegoat in Third-Party Providers Thursday, July 17, 2014
Public Sector Roundup: Civil Service System Needs Overhaul, House Panel Told Thursday, July 17, 2014
Long-Awaited, Bigger Pay Raises Are Coming for Most Workers Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Q&A: Statistical Proof of Discrimination Isn't Static Friday, June 20, 2014
EEO Roundup: Are Intellectual Disabilities the Next Big Issue Under the ADAAA? Monday, June 16, 2014
Q&A: Self-Audits of Compensation Require Team With the Right Stuff Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Public Sector Roundup: Report Says State and Local Outsourcing Costs Communities as Contractors Cut Pay and Benefits Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pension & Benefits Blog

The Pension & Benefits Blog is a special resource offered by Bloomberg BNA to provide commentary and insight on news and trends affecting Pension & Benefits. Blog contributors include members of the Bloomberg BNA Benefits Practice Resource Advisory Board and the publications’ Editorial team. 

New Guidance on Contraceptive Coverage Strives to Preserve Access, Practitioners Say Friday, August 29, 2014
Unsettled ‘Church Plan' Definition Contested; Speakers Debate Merits of Both Positions Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DOL Advocates Using IRA Rollovers To Preserve Funds of Missing Participants Friday, August 22, 2014
ERISA @ 40 Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Obstacles Loom for House Legislation On Frozen Retirement Plans, Speaker Says Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Dudenhoeffer Ruling Benefits Both Sides, Attorneys Who Argued Case Agree Friday, August 8, 2014
Initiative Gathers Section 409A Data For Compliance Check, IRS Official Says Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Overview of U.S. v. Windsor and its Effect on Employee Benefits Friday, July 25, 2014
Recent SCOTUS Benefit Decisions Pose New Questions for Litigation, Panelists Say Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Church Plan Challengers Win 3rd Victory; Magistrate Agrees With Majority Position Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Treasury, IRS Modify Tax Code Rules To Expand Access to Retirement Annuities Wednesday, July 9, 2014
High Court Kills Presumption of Prudence, Gives Some Hope to ESOP Fiduciaries Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Social Media Law Blog

The Social Media Law Blog is a forum for lawyers, compliance personnel, human resources managers, and other professionals who are struggling with the legal implications of social media across a broad variety of topics. Working professionals and Bloomberg BNA editors may share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues to build a community of knowledge on this rapidly evolving topic.

Court: Former Employee Didn’t Own 6 Million Likes on Facebook Page Friday, August 29, 2014
Virginia Attorney Goes from $200,000 Award Against Yelp . . . to Case Dismissed Friday, August 22, 2014
Report Says Few Jurors Use Social Media During Trials Friday, August 1, 2014
Will the Right to Be Forgotten Apply to Social Media in the EU? Monday, July 28, 2014
Google+ Drops Real Name Policy Friday, July 18, 2014
Social Media Advisory Board Launches Friday, July 11, 2014
Dealing With the Rise of Digital Assets Friday, June 27, 2014
Suing a Social Media Company May Be Harder Than You Think Friday, June 20, 2014
FTC, Maryland Settle With Snapchat Over Privacy Claims Friday, June 13, 2014
Default Privacy Setting for New Facebook Users Is Now Friends Only Friday, May 30, 2014
Mother Can’t Blog About Children, Ex-Husband Friday, May 23, 2014
Social Media Privacy Bills Facing More Scrutiny Friday, May 16, 2014

Technology and Telecom Blog

The Technology and Telecom Blog is a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues on news, hot topics, and trends affecting technology and telecommunications law and regulation.

What Slowed Cable's Commercial Growth in Recent Quarters? Friday, August 1, 2014
Shaw Communications Looks to Add Canadian Component to CableWiFi Friday, August 1, 2014
'Wi-Fi First' Business Models Proving Successful Friday, June 13, 2014
Broadcasters Blast FCC’s Incentive Auction Framework, Inch Closer to Court Appeal Friday, June 6, 2014
Movies and Intellectual Property: Preserving Our Global Passion Friday, April 25, 2014
In Baker, CTIA Gets a Spectrum Czar—and at a Crucial Time Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom (April 7-11) Friday, April 4, 2014
The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom (March 31-April 4) Friday, March 28, 2014
The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom (March 24-28) Monday, March 24, 2014
Celebrating and Protecting the Global Internet Friday, March 21, 2014
The Week Ahead in Tech and Telecom Friday, March 14, 2014
Incumbents Facing New Gigabit Competition Across 10 States as Google and C-Spire Expand FTTH Efforts Thursday, February 20, 2014

U.S. Law Week: On the Merits Blog
What Do You Get When You Cross Obamacare and Palestine? Supreme Court Conflict! Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Supreme Court Unanimously “Un-Unanimous” on Religion Thursday, July 31, 2014
Major Renovations at the Supreme Court or Just a New Coat of Paint? What Recent Unanimity Means for the Future Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Checking In With SCOTUS Term 2014: Civil Procedure, IFPs and Flying Pigs? Thursday, July 10, 2014
#SCOTUSchat: U.S. Law Week Hosts End-of-Term Twitter Chat With Distinguished Supreme Court Twitterati Tuesday, July 8, 2014
SCOTUS on Twitter: Orders, July 1, 2014 Tuesday, July 1, 2014
SCOTUS on Twitter: Orders & Opinions, June 30, 2014 Monday, June 30, 2014
SCOTUS on Twitter: Opinions, June 26, 2014 Thursday, June 26, 2014
SCOTUS on Twitter: Opinions, June 25, 2014 Wednesday, June 25, 2014
SCOTUS on Twitter: Orders & Opinions, June 23, 2014 Monday, June 23, 2014
‘People Search Engine’ Spokeo Hopes SCOTUS Finds It in the Crowd Thursday, June 19, 2014
SCOTUS on Twitter - June 19, 2014 Thursday, June 19, 2014

E-Commerce & Tech Law Blog

The E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog is a forum for practitioners and Bloomberg BNA editors to share ideas, raise issues, and network with colleagues on news, hot topics, and trends affecting e-commerce and technology law and regulations. 

DNS Policy Notes for September 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 2, 2014
DNS Policy Notes for August 27, 2014 Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DNS Policy Notes for August 26, 2014 (Late Edition) Tuesday, August 26, 2014
DNS Policy Notes for August 25, 2014 Monday, August 25, 2014
DNS Policy Notes for August 22, 2014 Friday, August 22, 2014
DNS Policy Notes for August 21, 2014 Thursday, August 21, 2014
Has the URS Fallen Into Disfavor, or Have Cybersquatters Identified Valuable Domains? Monday, July 7, 2014
Looking Back at ICANN: NSI's Courtroom Victories Paved Way for Modern Domain Name Industry Thursday, June 12, 2014
Looking Back at ICANN: First Taste of Incumbent Intransigence, Congressional Oversight Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Looking Back at ICANN: Fielding Tough Questions From Day One Tuesday, June 10, 2014
NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill Thursday, June 5, 2014
Congressional Research Service Updates Net Policy Reports Wednesday, May 28, 2014