With gourmet lunch, free haircuts, and the freedom to work on side projects, it’s no secret that Google treats its employees incredibly well. But now the Internet search giant is making sure to look out for the well being of its employee’s families.
While speaking to Forbes, Google’s Chief People Officer, Laszlo Bock, shared that the company has introduced “death benefits.” If an employee dies while on staff, Google will pay the surviving spouse 50% of the employee’s salary for 10 years. That’s not all. All each of the employee’s children will receive $1,000 a month until they reach the age of 19.
“One of the things we realized recently was that one of the harshest but most reliable facts of life is that at some point most of us will be confronted with the death of our partners,” Brock told Forbes. “And it’s a horrible, difficult time no matter what, and every time we went through this as a company we tried to find ways to help the surviving spouse of the Googler who’d passed away.”