Back in October, when I was waiting for Little Man to arrive, I mentioned that one of my benefits was a salary top up. When on an eligible maternity leave, and approved for Employment Insurance, my employer tops up a mom's EI benefit to 70% of their salary for 15 weeks. The idea is to help transition the family from regular salary, down to EI with a 'step'. It's a huge help! Normally, the employee must return to work for a minimum of six months after the leave or the benefit must be repaid.
In my case, I don't, because just before my Maternity Leave started, I was laid off. As part of my termination package, I do not have to repay the benefit.
|Not Little Man, but Super Cute!|