I came across this article from Meghan Casserly on Forbes.com, which discusses the benefits that Google provides its employees and their families. One of my favorite bloggers in the HR/employment-law space, Mark Toth, lives by the mantra that companies that really love their employees are the best places to work. Well, then, look out Disney World, because Google must be the happiest place on earth!!!
In addition to free haircuts, food, laundry and fitness classes, affordable on-site childcare, on-site doctors, generous paid leave for new moms and dads, and high-tech cleansing toilets -- Xanadu! -- if a Google employee dies while still employed by Google, their surviving spouse or domestic partner will receive a check for 50% of their salary every year for the next decade!
But it doesn't stop there. Mashable.com confirmed here that the surviving spouse or domestic partner will also acquire vested stock benefits, and children will receive $1,000 a month until the age of 19. The timeline can be extended if the child is in school full time.
Hmmm, I wonder if Google has any general counsel openings...
This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer Handbook.
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