I work full time (in the US) at an hourly job. A week or two ago I covered somebody's shift, meaning I worked 48 hours that week versus the regular 40. The problem is, On my paycheck for that week I was paid for 48 hours of regular time, and no overtime. I always thought that employers had to pay somebody at least time and a half for any hour over 40 they work in a week. I went to payroll and they claim that because I was covering somebody else's shift, it's technically not overtime. I think they owe me a little bit of money. Who is right here?