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Starbucks Parental Leave Benefits

No retail company has pioneered more innovative benefits for full- and part-time employees. Starbucks benefits package is available to eligible partners (employees) who work at least 20 hours a week and includes comprehensive and affordable health insurance, a tuition-free college degree program, equity in the form of stock, paid parental leave, and more. 

Our benefits are reflective of our mission and commitment to be a different kind of company and put our people first. We consistently evolve our benefits based on ongoing conversations with our partners as we learn more about their different benefits needs and preferences. We want to always meet and exceed the expectations of our partners who make Starbucks successful and lead across our industry.

Our parental leave benefit

Our parental leave benefits exceed what most retailers provide full- or part-time workers. Unlike many retailers there is no tenure requirement beyond initial benefits eligibility, which is also industry leading at 90 days. Here are the details of our parental leave benefit:

  • All benefits-eligible birth mothers (store and non-store) working at least 20 hours a week are eligible for six weeks of leave for medical recovery, paid at 100 percent of their average pay.
  • All benefits-eligible store partners who welcome a new child by adoption are eligible for our adoption allowance plan which provides pay while a partner is on an approved parental leave.  Adoption allowance is paid at 100% of their average pay for up to 6 weeks.
  • In addition, all benefits-eligible store partner new parents working part-time or more who welcome a new child, by birth, foster or adoption, are eligible to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave without needing to meet Family Medical Leave (FMLA) eligibility requirements.
  • Further, any benefits-eligible non-store partner new parents – including spouses and domestic partners – who welcome a new child, by birth, foster or by adoption, will be eligible to take 12 weeks of leave paid at 100 percent of average pay-  allowing us to remain competitive in our efforts to seek and retain non-store talent.

For more information about the history of Starbucks partner benefits, please review our Starbucks Commitment to Partners.


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