Mat leave & prorating vacation time.

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

While I was on paid maternity, I kept accruing vacation time as usual. If I were to take more weeks unpaid, I would not be accruing vacation days during the unpaid leave.

Post # 3
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I”d check with HR directly. Personally I accrue my PTO each pay period and since I won’t be getting paid most of my leave, I don’t think I’ll be accruing PTO while I”m out. If you get all of yours up front at the end of the year it seems this might make sense, but I’m not sure. Technically although you aren’t THERE, you are still an employee

Post # 4
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

At my office, vacation is prorated and paid out when you go on leave. I don’t think it is normal for vacation to accrue when you are on any type of leave. I think prorating is standard. 

Post # 5
1436 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I work for an employment law firm and was told the same thing.  I thought it odd, but I looked up the esa rights and it made sense.  I can’t remember what it is specifically but something along the lines of you continue to technically accrue the time, but vacation pay is 4% of your salary actually earned and since you, I assume, aren’t earning a salary on mat leave, you’ve earned the right to take X amount of days, but X x 0=0.

Post # 6
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Actually my vacation days will continue to accumulate while I am Mat leave.. so when I return I will have a full years worth of vacation days to use! I would check directly with HR and not my manager.

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