Post # 1
I don’t know if anyone will be able to help me with this, but I figured it was worth a shot. I will note that I am in Canada, so the “rules” may be different here.
I am currently pregnant with my second child.
I went to my manager today to see what I had remaining for sick/vacation days. She told me she would have to get back to me, since I am pregnant, and will likely be leaving to start my mat-leave September 1st. My vacation & sick time would be pro-rated due to the fact that I am working only 2/3 of the year.
That makes sense I suppose, but I never have encountered this before.
With my first pregnancy, I worked with the same company, but we didn’t have a manager. My boss just kind of took care of things like that. I ended up being put off work at 6 months due to severe health problems. At that point I had almost my full 2 weeks of vacation unused, but never really ventured into getting paid for that missed time, since I had to leave them a lot earlier than planned. When I came back after my mat-leave, they rolled over one of those weeks for me, which was very generous.
My question is about the prorating of vacation time. Is this the norm? It makes sense to me, but I have seriously never heard of anyone being told this before…
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 7
Unfortunately we do not have a HR dept. We’re a small office.
It’s not a huge deal to me, but I am curious nonetheless. Some odd things go on here, so I am trying to keep myself well informed.. lol