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Yes, you are. Overtime is determined by week, not by pay period. So, while it is true that if you work 40 hours in a week and also take 10 hours of vacation that week, it doesn't have to be paid as overtime (because only 40 was worked), that doesn't apply here.
If you worked 56 hours during a single work week, then 16 of those hours would have to be paid as overtime regardless of what you did the next week with vacation use.
If the employer doesn't pay it, file a wage complaint with your state's department of labor.
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