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Heatherbella's picture
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Happy Dance!

As many of you may remember I was agonizing about what day to take as my last day of daycare/work. Well, I decided on June 15th and told my job I'd be working until that date if baby doesn't come sooner. (I'm due June 11)

Today I got an email from the boss' wife (who does payroll) saying they were mailing me out my last pay cheque dated June 15th and my ROE (Record of Employment) saying my final day worked is June 15th. I need my ROE to file for my maternity benefits so that's awesome...plus I didn't even have to ask for it! Super kind!

Everything is great, but baby could come tomorrow, then what? I won't be working till the 15th then! So I asked and she said I could keep the cheque either way! WOW! I'm blown away with the generosity as I've felt less pleasant feelings from them in the past. LOL

Now my main issue is what the government will think if baby is born before the 15th? How is that going to look on paper? Say baby is born June 9th but my ROE says I worked until the 15th! I guess I'll just worry about that when the time comes. I think it will mean my 2 week waiting period will start on the 15th and not the day baby is born but????

Either way I'm not complaining. Maternity benefits are only 55% of my wage...so more money is good!

Happy dance!

MJDttc's picture
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I love it when companies are good to their employees. Biggrin

akpufa's picture
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Great news!!

sandraleigh's picture
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Awesome news! Must feel good to have it as "settled" as it can be for now!

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The gov't doesn't care what day the baby is born, just what day you were paid until, and what day is on your ROE as last day worked. And in addition to the few extra days of money, it also gives you a few extra days maternity leave NEXT year when you have to go back to work Smile That's awesome that you work is being so nice about it!

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That's great! Smile

Clarkton's picture
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How nice to have that settled! Glad your employer is being good about it. Smile

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The ROE date does not matter. Mine was dated 2 days after Robbie's birth, they just took it as Robbie's birth date.

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"dinzy" wrote:

The gov't doesn't care what day the baby is born, just what day you were paid until, and what day is on your ROE as last day worked. And in addition to the few extra days of money, it also gives you a few extra days maternity leave NEXT year when you have to go back to work Smile That's awesome that you work is being so nice about it!

That's what I was hoping...but some people say it's the date of birth they go by. I don't get how that would work if you had outstanding vacation or sick time to use up. At any rate, I'm happy with possibly more money and time off. We just have to get baby out before the 15th. Blum 3

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Actually - I have known some people with issues on this. They were planning on taking all their vacation days, and then the baby came early cutting off their vacation and starting their mat immediately. This doesn't make sense to me - however, I took my mat leave starting early, so maybe I don't remember correctly. If they take the day the baby is born instead of the ROE date, then you just get paid extra from your work I suppose. They will tell you exactly when you apply online. I also did it in Quebec, and it's not EI there, it's QPIP which could be different as well. So my info might not be exact. I would look it up on the gov't website.