The Mortgage Bankers Association succeeded in getting a U.S. appeals court to overturn a Department of Labor interpretation that mortgage loan officers are entitled to overtime pay. But that may not be the end of this long-running legal battle.

The July 2 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit leaves the door open for the Department of Labor to reinstate its position that MLOs should be paid overtime. “The DOL is reportedly evaluating its options,” according to Ballard Spahr attorney Brian Pedrow.

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