Perhaps one of you smart folks can clarify a money-related issue for me. DH works 40 hours per week for a government contract company. In order to get paid overtime he must work the first 6 hours over his first 40 hours with no pay. Then he'll get paid for those hours worked over 46 hours. I believe he's considered an exempt employee (whatever that truly means.) I've looked at the Dept. of Labor Wages and Hours website, and have calls into our county board, but I hoping someone on here can explain if his situation is "legal" (for lack of a better term.) I've just never heard of someone having to give 6 hours of 'free time' before they begin to get paid overtime.