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Self employment and Employment Insurance

Expert: Howard Levitt

Sandy asked:

I have just started a business but I am also and employee at a company.

I will be going on maternity leave and was wondering how does my self employment affect my EI claim or does it at all?

Howard Levitt answered:

Employment Insurance (EI) will claw back payments as a result of any income earned from another job, including self-employment.

About the author

Howard Levitt, Counsel to the national law firm Lang Michener. He is author of, The Law of Dismissal in Canada, The Quick Reference Guide to Employment Law and an upcoming book on Canadian Hiring Law. He is Editor In Chief of the Dismissal & Employmnet Law Digest.

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