I'm a recent graduate and have taken my first salary position with a small independent. I work 5 days per week anywhere from 45 to 60 hours with a salary of $42,000. Recently I had to take 2 additional days off due to my child being sick. Also, I requested an additional day off for my anniversary. Can my employer dock my pay? I thought salary meant you were paid no matter what! I don't complain on the weeks where I have to pull a double!