The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has delayed implementation of its new representation case rules to June 1, 2020. (For more on the new rule, which was supposed to be effective on April 16, 2020, see Labor Board: Upcoming New Election Rule Relieves Employers of Many Burdens of Quickie Election Rule.)

The NLRB previously announced suspension of all representation elections, including mail ballot elections, through April 3, 2020. The NLRB could extend the suspension if necessary.

The NLRB’s 45-day delay, contained in its Notice of Extension of the Effective Date of Defendant National Labor Relations Board’s Representation-Case Procedures Rule, was in response to a March 18 request by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia), who is hearing a lawsuit filed by the AFL-CIO to block the new rule.