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Chobani Offers All Employees Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya meets with employees, 2016

Chobani has announced that it is offering six weeks of 100 percent paid maternal and paternal leave for its employees. The yogurt manufacturer's Twin Falls plant is the largest of its kind in the world and employs nearly 1,000 Idahoans.

The United States is one of the very few industrialized nations that does not guarantee paid maternity leave, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 only guarantees unpaid leave. We discussed the merits of maternity leave and how Chobani sees time off as an asset to the company.