Is EI compulsory
Employer responsibilities All employers are required by law to deduct Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions and employment insurance (EI) premiums from most amounts they pay to their employees.
More information on employer responsibilities and obligations can be found through our Payroll menu page..
Does EI look at your bank account
In the EI forms you are obligated to report any money received during the period that is not income. Failing to do so is fraud and can result in loss of benefits and forced repayment of benefits received to date. Don’t lie to EI. They can and will check your banking history if they feel there is adequate reason.
Does EI call your employer
Can my employer contest a decision concerning my EI benefits application? Yes. If we decide to pay you benefits even if you quit, were fired for misconduct, refused work, or are involved in a labour dispute, we will notify your employer.
How much money can I make while on EI
You will be able to keep 50 cents of your EI benefits for every dollar you earn, up to 90 % of the weekly insurable earnings used to calculate your EI benefit amount, if you work while receiving regular benefits and have served your waiting period.
Can government see your bank account
Can the government look at your bank account? Yes, the government can look at individual personal bank account. Government agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service, can access your personal bank account. If you owe taxes to a governmental agency, the agency may place a lien or freeze a bank account in your name.
Can I refuse to pay EI
Yes. In some situations, EI staff can decide not to give you benefits for other reasons. This is called being “disentitled” to benefits.
Can you opt out of EI
You can opt out of the Self-Employed EI Benefit program at the end of any tax year, only if you have never claimed benefits. For example: you cannot collect maternity benefits for the maximum number of weeks available, then decide you want to opt out of the program when you file your tax return for that year.
Can I collect EI if I get fired
If you are unemployed and looking for work, you may be able to get Employment Insurance (EI) benefits even if you were fired. … If EI staff say you were fired because of “misconduct”, they will not give you benefits. Misconduct usually means doing something wrong on purpose.
How much does EI take off paycheck
Employment Insurance (EI) is the next premium that gets deducted from your salary. Your premium payment will be $1.73 for every $100 of insurable earnings until you pay out the maximum contribution amount of $747.36. Quebec residents pay $1.36 per $100 of insurable earnings up to $587.52.
Who is exempt from paying EI
Under the Employment Insurance Act, employees who are related to their employer (individual or corporation) might not be in an insurable employment. This means that they would not have EI premiums deducted from their pay and would not be able to get EI benefits.
Who is not eligible for EI
You may not be entitled for benefits: if you voluntarily left your job without just cause. if you were dismissed for misconduct. if you are unemployed because you are directly participating in a labour dispute (for example, a strike, lockout or other type of conflict)
How many hours can you work and still get EI
Eligible Work Hours on EI You are eligible for 40 hours of weekly work while on EI benefits. Your regular benefit will decrease by 50 cents for every dollar of income you earn, up to your earning threshold. This means that if you work while getting EI, half the amount you earn will be taken off your EI benefits.