professional employees may also be paid on a fee basis rather than on a
salary basis. An employee is paid on a
“fee basis” if the employee is paid an agreed sum for completing a single and
unique job, regardless of the time required to complete the work. Payment on a “fee basis” is not available
for a series of non-unique jobs repeated an indefinite number of times for
which payment on an identical basis is made over and over again. Payments based on the number of hours or
days worked and not on the accomplishment of a single, unique task are not
payments on a fee basis.