The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has granted the Trump administration another extension in an appeal filed by the Obama White House over a federal court injunction blocking its proposed new overtime rule.

The Trump Department of Labor (DOL) cited a lack of leadership — i.e., the nominee for Secretary of Labor has yet to be confirmed — in seeking the extension.

The Obama-era overtime rule sought to raise the salary threshold for overtime pay exemption from $23,660 a year to $47,476. A district judge in Texas blocked the rule days before it was to take effect this past Dec. 1.