I've got a job-related question for yall, but first a little bit of background info. I have been working on and off for System Design & Integration since July, a company that's owned by my best friend's parents. I was laid off (kinda - still on the payroll, but not working) in October. This was mostly due to the fact that I was in school and could only work part time, and I finished the last project that I could work part time. SDI started an elevator company called Ocean Elevations around the time I started with SDI. SDI owns OE, which is run by my best friend's older brother, the son of SDI's owner. With me so far? Anyway, I started working with OE around Christmas installing elevators. Since I've been working with OE this semester, word got back to SDI's owner that I wasn't in school. Being that they really were disappointed that I couldn't continue workin in October, they re-hired me last week to go work as a contractor at GNF. Now the situation is this: I'm officially employed by both companies, and I apparently am going to be working with both companies equally. For example, this week, I worked Mon and Tues with SDI (20hrs) and I will finish the week with OE (~25-30hrs). Problem is, this keeps me from getting any overtime. Since SDI is a relatively small company (10 employees) and OE is owned by SDI, run out of the same office as SDI, and partly managed by SDI's owner, it's basically a division of SDI, just kept separate on the books. SO, ONTO THE POINT OF THIS NOVEL: Is it completely unreasonable for me to ask to get paid overtime for when I work more than 40 hrs for both companies?