NLRB: OK for worker to criticize employer on Facebook

The board said the rule interfered with workers' longstanding legal right to discuss wages, hours and working conditions with co-workers. American Medical Response has agreed to revise the policy and another banning any depiction of the firm online without permission.

"I think it certainly sends a message about what the NLRB views the law to be," said NLRB Hartford regional director Jonathan Kreisberg, who approved the settlement.

The firm also promised that any future requests by employees for union representation will not be denied and that employees would not be threatened with discipline for attempting to organize.