The U.S. Labor Department has asked a federal appeals court
for a third delay in litigation over an Obama-era rule to extend
mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million workers,
highlighting that the Trump administration's Labor secretary
nominee has not been confirmed.
In a motion filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
on Friday, the Labor Department requested an additional 60 days
“to allow incoming leadership personnel adequate time to
consider the issues.” The delay, which is unopposed by Nevada
and the other 20 states that sued to stop the rule, would push
the department's deadline for its reply brief to June 30.
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