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Benefits from Beyond the Grave

Sunday, September 16, 2012
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As reported by Forbes, spouses or domestic partners of U.S.-based Google employees who die while under the employ of the company will receive a check for 50 percent of the deceased employee's salary for 10 years. The surviving spouse or partner also acquires vested stock benefits, and their children receive $1,000 a month until the age of 19.

What's the catch, you may ask? There isn't one, according to Google. A company spokesperson confirms that there's no tenure requirement to receive this benefit, which means that most of the Internet search giant's 34,000 employees are eligible.

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Will this kick off a trend? Will more large companies begin offering similar benefits to their employees? And should they?

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