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The Wall Street Journal reports that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has decided to postpone for two and a half months the imposition of new regulations that will require “employers to post a notice informing workers of their rights to join a union.”

According to the story, the delay is designed to allow businesses more time to figure out whether they are affected by the law or not. Some have said that the regulations are confusingly written because they exempt certain small businesses without defining that term sufficiently.

The Journal notes that “several business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have sued to block the rule, alleging it oversteps the NLRB's authority. The NLRB has said it is acting within its rights and noted the poster also informed employees about their right not to unionize.”

The new rules were scheduled to take effect on November 14, 2011, but now have been delayed to January 31, 2012.
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