The Obama administration is not giving up on its overtime rule just yet.

The Department of Justice is appealing an injunction placed on the rule by a federal judge, which prevented the rule from going into effect on Dec. 1, as planned. The injunction came in response to a suit challenging the rule by 21 states, led by Texas and Nevada.

"That injunction was granted to some large businesses and Republican governors who had colluded to try to disrupt the implementation of this rule," says White House spokesman Josh Earnest, according to NPR. "And essentially continue to take advantage of more than 4 million of the hardest-working Americans."

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