Post # 106
I work two jobs part-time, and the one I’ve been with the longest does not offer paid maternity leave (I’m not pregnant, TTC, and don’t have any kids, for reference), but I could get paid time off. I’m pretty sure some full-time co-workers can use what vacation days they have, but after that it’s all unpaid leave. At my other job, I don’t know becuase I haven’t been there that long or thought about it really.
My cousin, however, is a nurse, and she was allowed up to 12 weeks off. I’m not sure how much of hers was paid or how much.
Post # 107
kittwn: My husband did remind me that the Scandanavian countries are more highly taxed than we are in Canada. Which is something I need to remind my US friends, that we are more highly taxed than they are. So are benefits are amazing, but one way or another we do pay for them.
Post # 108
My company doesnt give PTO but I do get disability/maternity leave/FMLA though California. It is 55% of your highest earning quarter for the past year. I have a base salary and also get commission – since December is the busiest time for us, I get a big commission check in January from the events booked in December. Because of that, my highest earning quarter will be Jan-Mar 2014 and my disability/maternity leave checks from CA will actually be about $100-200 HIGHER than my normal take home check after taxes.
I get 4 weeks off before birthy (I will be taking approx 3 weeks off) and I get 6-8 weeks after depending on delivery and an additional 6 weeks with FMLA. Ill only take about 9 weeks of that and return to work the first week of October.
Post # 109
I get disability pay for 3 motnhs but not much. Very disappointing…
Post # 110
awakemysoul: oh yes! We have really high taxes. Ofc the money have to come from somewhere
Post # 111
papercrafter: I signed up for EI as a self employed person thinking that it would be beneficial…until I realized that your business can’t even earn any money, even as an incorporated business, without that being considered your personal income and your EI benefits being reduced dollar for dollar. What…the fucking fuck.
If I close my business for more than a couple of days, I lose a ton of clients. I dare say most businesses operate that way. So either my business will continue without me (unrealistic, unaffordable) and I don’t get EI, or I take my mat leave, lay off all of my employees, and start building my business from the ground up again when I’m ready to go back to work.
Thank you for nothing, GoC.
Post # 112
I dont understand why maternity is considered a disability…
Post # 113
Nic01: “Under ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; “
Best of luck being in your third trimester, hauling shingles and stepping into a safety harness as a roofer. Or moving furniture as part of your carpet cleaning job. Or climbing ladders as part of your interior designer job. And on and on it goes…
Post # 114
I can use up to 60 sick days and get 100% of my pay, so I get 3 months. Since I’m a teacher and get the summer off, I will get about 4 1/2months with my baby and then it is back to work!
Post # 115
turnanewleaf: I guess the term is used differently here. when someone cannot do complete duties (everything you mention) they are on restricted duties as long as a doc signs off on it.
when parents take care if babies it’s either maternity or parental leave.