Facebook Case Shows NLRB's Hard Line On Social Media

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 1:40 PM EST) -- A National Labor Relations Board complaint that accused a company of wrongly firing an employee for her Facebook comments ended in settlement, but the case remains a warning to employers that the agency is taking a tough stance against Internet policies that appear to interfere with employees' protected concerted activities, attorneys said.

Without a ruling in the case against American Medical Response of Connecticut Inc., employment attorneys were left without explicit guidance as to exactly what kind of social media communication between employees is protected by...
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