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Yes. Employers are permitted to offer supplemental or “top-up” payments to an employee’s maternity and parental benefits if the following two (2) conditions are met:

  • The sum of the Employment Insurance benefit and the supplemental payment do not exceed the employee’s normal weekly earnings; and
  • The supplemental payment is not used to reduce other accumulated employment benefits, including sick leave, unused vacation and/or severance pay.

If you have any further inquiries relating to your entitlements while on pregnancy and/or parental leave, please contact Toronto employment lawyersSultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email to khayward@sultanlawyers.com.