Adobe Paid Primary and Non-Primary Caregiver Leave

Adobe Paid Primary Caregiver Leave

Adobe offers paid Parental Leave benefits to all eligible employees in conjunction with provincial leaves. Refer to the information below to learn about the additional provincial leave that may be available to you.

All employees can take up to 26 weeks of paid primary caregiver leave, 100% during the waiting period and as a “top up” to any Employment Insurance (EI) or other governmental benefits thereafter if:

  • the employee is the primary caregiver of the newborn or recently adopted child during the period in which Primary Caregiver Parental Leave Benefits are to be paid;
  • the employee is collecting governmental benefits (e.g. EI, QPIP, etc.), or undergoing a waiting period in respect of those benefits, during the period in which Primary Caregiver Parental Leave Benefits will be paid;
  • the employee is taking statutory parental leave during the period for which Primary Caregiver Parental Leave Benefits are paid; and
  • the employee has completed a certificate of care [PDF] for parental leave and forwarded to adobebenefits@conduent.com prior to their leave date.

You will need to notify your manager and submit your Adobe Paid Primary Caregiver Parental Leave request through Workday (Workday>Time Off and Leave>Request Leave of Absence) at least 4 weeks prior to starting your leave. In the event that an emergency precludes you from providing this notice, please notify adobebenefits@conduent.com immediately.

At the end of your leave, you must submit a return to work request via Workday. Please note, you will need to apply for governmental benefits before Adobe “top up” payments will start.

Keep your manager informed about your leave needs, including your first day out on leave and when you think you’ll return to work.

Adobe Paid Non-Primary Caregiver Leave

Adobe offers paid Parental Leave benefits to all eligible employees in conjunction with provincial leaves. Refer to the information below to learn about the additional provincial leave that may be available to you.

All employees can take up to 4 weeks of 100% paid non-primary caregiver leave if:

  • the employee must not collect Primary Caregiver Parental Leave Benefits in relation to the birth or adoption of the child.

Note: there is no waiting period or requirement for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits for this leave type.

You will need to notify your manager and submit your Adobe Paid Non-Primary Caregiver Parental Leave request through Workday (Workday>Time Off and Leave>Request Leave of Absence) at least 4 weeks prior to starting your leave. In the event that an emergency precludes you from providing this notice, please notify adobebenefits@conduent.com immediately.

At the end of your leave, you must submit a return to work request via Workday.

Keep your manager informed about your leave needs, including your first day out on leave and when you think you’ll return to work.

Ontario

If you are the birth mother you may take up to 52 weeks of leave—17 weeks of maternity and 35 weeks of parental leave. During the 17 weeks of maternity leave, you receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and Adobe offers “top up” pay—so you're essentially at 100% of your pay during that time. Depending on your designation of primary care giver leave or non-primary care giver leave, the “top up” may be for up to 26 weeks or up to 4 weeks.  During the 35 weeks of parental leave, you may be eligible for EI benefits and Adobe will  “top up” to get you to 100% of pay for up to 9 weeks if you are designated as the primary care giver. Birth mothers who do not take maternity leave may take up to 37 weeks of parental leave which Adobe would “top up” for up to 26 weeks or up to 4 weeks depending on leave designation.

New dads and adoptive parents can take up to 37 weeks of parental leave—time off from work when your child is born or is placed in your home. Adobe will  “top up” to get you to 100% of pay for up to 26 weeks or up to 4 weeks depending on leave designation. Then, you may be eligible for EI benefits for the remainder of your parental leave.

To receive pay while you’re out, apply for employment insurance benefits.

Please visit Service Canada for the most up-to-date information.

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Quebec

There are three different types of leave in Quebec that provide with time and pay options: maternity, paternity and parental. Regardless of the options you select, Adobe will “top up” for up to 26 weeks or up to 4 weeks depending on leave designation. Review the Quebec Provincial Insurance Plan (QPIP) information to learn about your options:

  • Maternity leave is exclusively for female employees who give birth
  • Paternity leave is exclusively for male employees who are biological fathers
  • Parental leave is for both biological and adoptive parents. If both parents work for Adobe, they can share the time away as they see fit

Maternity and paternity leave

Through the Quebec Provincial Insurance Plan (QPIP), you can choose between the basic plan (more time away at a lower percentage of pay) and the special plan (less time away, but at a higher percentage of pay). Only salaried employees who will experience at least a 40% reduction in their income and make at least $2,000 CAD in the qualifying period (the 52 weeks preceding the benefit period) are eligible for leave. Maternity benefits are only for mothers and paternity benefits are only for fathers; leave cannot be transferred between parents.

  • Maternity basic: 18 weeks at 70% of your normal pay
  • Maternity special: 15 weeks at 75% of your normal pay
  • Paternity basic: 5 weeks at 70% of your normal pay
  • Paternity special: 3 weeks at 75% of your normal pay

Parental leave

Quebec Provincial Insurance Plan (QPIP) also offers parental and adoption benefits to give you more time off. These benefits also are available as a basic or special plan, and can be taken by one parent or shared by both.

  • Parental basic: 7 weeks at 70% of your normal pay, followed by 25 weeks at 55% of your normal pay
  • Parental special: 25 weeks at 75% of your normal pay
  • Adoption basic: 12 weeks at 70% of your normal pay, followed by 25 weeks at 55% of your normal pay
  • Adoption special: 28 weeks at 75% of your normal pay

Under the basic plan, mothers can take a total of 50 weeks—18 weeks of maternity benefits, plus 32 weeks of parental benefits (if she is the only one using them).

Under the special plan, mothers can take a total of 40 weeks—15 weeks of maternity benefits, plus 25 weeks of parental benefits (if she is the only one using them).

Speak with your manager at least 4 weeks before you go on leave, and notify him or her at least 4 weeks before you intend to return to work.

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British Columbia

All new moms are eligible for 17 weeks of paid maternity leave through a combination of Employment Insurance (EI) and Adobe’s “top up” pay. Depending on your designation of primary care giver leave or non-primary care giver leave, the “top up” may be for up to 17 weeks or up to 4 weeks.  New dads and adoptive parents are eligible for up to 26 weeks or up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave from Adobe depending on the designation of primary care giver leave or non-primary care giver leave.

Both new moms and new dads and adoptive parents may be eligible for additional time off and should visit the British Columbia Ministry of Labour for the most up-to-date information.

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Alberta

All new moms are eligible for 17 weeks of paid maternity leave through a combination of Employment Insurance (EI) and Adobe’s “top up” pay. Depending on your designation of primary care giver leave or non-primary care giver leave, the “top up” may be for up to 17 weeks or up to 4 weeks.  New dads and adoptive parents are eligible for up to 26 weeks or up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave from Adobe depending on the designation of primary care giver leave or non-primary care giver leave.

Both new moms and new dads and adoptive parents may be eligible for additional time off and should visit the Alberta’s Employment Standards Code for the most up-to-date information.

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