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In February, the National Labor Relations Board reaches a settlement with American Medical Response of Connecticut for firing an employee who made negative comments on her Facebook page about a supervisor.

The NLRB is a loud wake-up call to all employers, but to non-union employers in particular. Contrary to what many union-free managers believe, the National Labor Relations Act applies to them, their workplaces and their employees and thus, presents a significant source of liability.

For more on this case, read "Lessons learned from the NLRB-Facebook case."