well after some research i found the answer!!! is it a law that hours worked over 40 a week for a non exempt non salary person should be paid at time and a half!!!! i started working for a construction company 2 months ago, i average 55 hours a week and its all in straight time. i approached the owner about this and he told me that he could not afford to pay us over time! and that he didnt have to! yet he pays cash for $60,000 cars ,hmmmmmm. whta do you guys think, i know im looking for a new job:!