Six years ago, health care aide Evelyn Coke, a single mother of five and immigrant from Jamaica who was not paid minimum wage or overtime, took her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Coke lost, with the court unanimously ruling that it was up to Congress or the Department of Labor to change the law. Coke died in 2009.
Now, the Labor Department is reviewing 26,000 public comments on the federal proposal. But it's unclear when, if ever, a final rule will be released.
- CNNMoney video producer Jordan Malter and CNN correspondent Zain Asher contributed to this report.