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Unfortunately, your assumption about being salaried is accurate. If you are appropriately classified as salaried exempt, they can work you as often as they like. You state has no rest requirement and even the states that do exempt salaried employees from that requirement.
The only way for this to be illegal is if you are improperly classified as salaried and you are an employee. If you don't do any sort of supervisory work or have no specialized education for a "professional" type of work, then the only way you can be paid a salary is if you are actually an independent contractor and not an employee. If none of these things are true, then you need to file a complaint with your state's Department of Labor, arguing that you are improperly classified. Then you would have to be paid hourly, with overtime. This is s protected complaint, meaning you can't be retaliated against for making it.
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