Can a salaried employee be paid a flat hourly rate for "every" hour he or she works (40, 50 & 60 hours per workweek) and still be considered a salaried exempt employee? Since the FLSA allows additonal compensation to be paid to salaried employees on a flat hourly rate basis for doing additional work, why can't an employer simply claim that all employees are salaried exempt employees and pay them on a flat hourly basis for all the hours they work? What am I not understanding? Please clarify for me. Thank you.