Can target bonus and salary raise be prorated due to Maternity leave?

Mercedes Benz / Eng tyiF05
Apr 1 10 Comments

Question to all moms who gave birth in 2018: Was your target bonus and salary raise prorated in this year's performance review. Is this something that can be discussed with Manager or HR before going on leave?
Do individual States have policies regarding this?

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  • Indeed ginger91
    Disproportionate fraction of blind commenters are angry anti woman incels. Don’t take advice here at face value. Definitely seems like something good to discussed w HR pre leave, as you suggest. That’s gonna be better info, I think, than the speculation of people who don’t work at your company and prob just don’t know
    Apr 1 1
    • Indeed ginger91
      (PS before someone leaves a huffy reply insisting that #notallblind posters are anti-woman incels, go remind yourself what “disproportionate” means exactly)
      Apr 1
  • Intuit yfh
    absolutely can be prorated. no compensation for performance is guaranteed. if you're not working, you're not performing.
    Apr 1 0
  • BlackRock xis
    Saying bonus is prorated implies it’s guaranteed contractually. Bonus is discretionary, I don’t think firms will say its prorated just that this is your bonus , enjoy!
    Apr 6 0
  • TrueCar gsgshe
    My paternity leave affected my bonus since I wasn’t working and was getting $$ from the state. Worse for some parents that take more time off, sometimes unpaid. Our family leave in this country is a joke.
    Apr 1 0
  • Microsoft TLCj22
    Mine was prorated. It’s probably company policy, not a state policy.
    Apr 1 3
    • BlackRock xis
      Was it officially communicated to you that its prorated?
      Apr 6
    • Microsoft TLCj22
      @xis Yes, but not in so many words. Don’t have the exact language in front of me, but I believe it was something along the lines getting rewards based on your eligible earnings. As soon as you’re on leave, that clock stops so bonus and stock are basically paid only for the months you were there. I think I recall merit increases being normal, so they must not consider that in the same way.
      Apr 6
    • BlackRock xis
      Well tech is better . Finance is more cutthroat especially because bonuses can be more than half of your TC. UBS had a recent public exposure.
      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/2e72ddde-41bc-11e9-9bee-efab61506f44
      Apr 6
  • Microsoft gfba68
    It impacts bonus at MSFT but not merit raises.
    Apr 1 0

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