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The NLRB final rule requiring employers to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act was partially overruled today in a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Right to Work Committee. The District Court DID NOT rule that the notice posting requirement was invalid (that means that you probably will have to post the notice on April 30, 2012, unless that is enjoined in another lawsuit). What the Court did strike down were the two penalty provisions making failure to file an unfair labor practice and tolling the statute of limitations where an employer has not filed the posting. Those were the most egregious aspects of the notice posting rule and, for now, they will not go into effect on April 30. We are still reading the decision, but if you want to read it yourself you can download it here.