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 lawyers, Sultan Lawyers at 416-214-5111 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.