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Starbucks Further Expands Parental Leave

CHENGDU, SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA - 2015/09/13: Coffee cup on table in a Starbucks cafe.  Starbucks is streamlining the ordering process so customers are able to get that cup of coffee  faster than usual. (Photo by Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Starbucks Corp. is upgrading its U.S. paid parental leave plan as it seeks to hire and retain workers in an increasingly competitive labor market. Effective Oct. 1, qualified store associates who are birth mothers will be entitled to six weeks of paid leave at 100% up from 67% average pay previously, and 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Store associates who ...

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