Since our September 13, 2011 Employment and Labor Relations Update, New Posting Rules Pose Additional Risks for Employers, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) has postponed the effective date of its rule requiring the posting of the Notice of Rights under the National Labor Relations Act until January 31, 2012.  The Board explained its decision to postpone the effective date by approximately two and a half months is to “allow for enhanced education and outreach to employers, particularly those who operate small and medium sized businesses.”  In addition, the Board stated that there would not be any “other changes in the rule, or in the form or content of the notice.”  Notably, the Board made no reference to the lawsuit filed last month by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce against the Board alleging that the Board lacks jurisdiction to issue the final rule that mandates the posting requirement and that the posting requirement violates federal law.