The NLRB announced today a delay in the effective date of its recently published final rule requiring the posting of a notice of employee rights under the NLRA.  Employers subject to the NLRB’s jurisdiction are now expected to have the notice posted by January 31, 2012.  The rule was previously set to take effect on November 14, 2011. 

According to the NLRB’s press release, the delayed effective date of the rule was "to allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses."  Of course, as readers of this blog know, there are also pending three federal court lawsuits challenging the NLRB’s rule.  Those suits seek to invalidate the rule in its entirety.  The NLRB’s press release doesn’t reference these suits.