In the wake of a challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has again agreed to postpone the effective date of a controversial regulation that would require most employers to post a notice informing employees about their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. 

The NLRB postponed the implementation date — which was set to go into effect on January 31, 2012 — to April 30, 2012, at the request of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which is hearing the current challenge to the rule.  The rule would require employers to post the notice in a conspicuous place, where other notifications of workplace rights and employer rules and policies are posted.  The NLRB would also require that a link to the notice be posted on the employer’s intranet, if the site includes other personnel policies or workplace notices.