"The holiday winding down. It's time to look ahead to the new year when more than a million American workers will become eligible for overtime pay on January. First the Labor Department's new salary threshold for overtime kicks in marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports. The rules have been a longtime coming. Many workers are entitled to overtime pay when they work more than forty hours a week but salaried workers with managerial or professional responsibilities. Ladies can be required to work extra hours without extra pay says Heidi shareholders at the Economic Policy Institute so frontline supervisors of retail workers. Fast food workers they can still spend a lot of their time just working side by side with the workers that they manage and can be asked to work ten ten twenty thirty hours of overtime a week for no additional pay under the new salary threshold employers will have to pay overtime to any manager making less us than thirty five thousand five hundred sixty eight dollars a year. The Obama Administration would have raised that to about forty seven thousand. Five hundred workers will earn one point four billion dollars less per year under the trump rule. Just because there's fewer workers that are gonna get overtime protections. The trump administration plan will be easier to comply with says Employment Lawyer Ryan Glasgow at Hunting Andrews Kurth I mean I think for the most part most employers employers view this as a reasonable salary level employers have a few choices now they can raise manager salaries above the new threshold. Sold or track those managers hours and pay overtime which can be tricky for morale says. HR Attorney Shannon farmer at Ballard spahr particularly those people who do have more administrative or professional job and now they're being treated equivalent to an hourly worker. Those employees now paid by the hour. We'll have to track all their work time even when they do email at night or on weekends as the job never really ends in digital age. I'm Mitchell Hartman. For"