We’ve reported on its demise several times now, but the Obama-era overtime rule is still before the courts, but this time because the final court decision killing the threshold was appealed – by the Trump administration! That may come as a surprise, but things aren’t always as they seem. You will recall when we last left the drama, federal District Court Judge Amos Mazzant sitting in the Eastern Texas District had struck down the more than doubling of the overtime threshold ruling that the Department of Labor improperly focused on salary levels to determine overtime eligibility instead of job descriptions. That might seem like an unequivocal win to some, but the Department of Labor now wants it overturned so that it may retain the legal ability to set a new (albeit lower) salary threshold for overtime eligibility, contrary to the logic in the Mazzant decision. To further that effort, the Department of Labor appealed the decision this week!