The Department of Justice, representing the Department of Labor in lawsuits challenging new, is asking for more time to file briefs in a related 5th Circuit Court of Appeals case.
In December, the Obama administration appealed a district court’s temporary injunction that put the OT rules on hold. Briefs were to be submitted to the appeals court by Jan. 31.
Now the Trump administration is in charge of pressing the appeal, albeit without much enthusiasm. It sought the delay, until March 2, “to allow incomingpersonnel adequate time to consider the issues.”
Unsurprisingly, the state attorneys general and business groups suing to stop the new overtime rules did not object to the request for an extension.