Baker Tilly Named One of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

CHICAGO (September 20, 2016) – Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is pleased to announce that it was named one of the 2016 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Baker Tilly offers its employees paid adoption leave for new parents and financial reimbursement for a portion of the expenses related to adoption.

"We are proud to be recognized for our support of employees who choose to adopt," Baker Tilly Chief Human Resources Officer Karleen Mussman said. “Fostering an inclusive workplace means valuing parents and providing policies that encourage them to play an active role in their family lives.”

Baker Tilly recently implemented an expanded paid parental leave policy that provides over six weeks of paid leave at 100 percent of regular earnings to new fathers, adoptive parents and foster parents. The expansion of Baker Tilly’s paid parental leave policy comes as a complement to the 10 weeks of paid leave at 100 percent of regular earnings the firm provides to new mothers following the birth of a child.

Every year, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption announces America’s top 100 adoption-friendly employers from its annual survey of US employers. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits, including the maximum amount of financial reimbursement and paid leave for families who adopt.

“We’re committed to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from foster care, and commend all employers who support families – especially those that grow their families through adoption,” Rita Soronen, president and CEO of the Foundation, said. “We are so grateful to every company that has adoption-friendly benefits in place, and we’re honored to recognize them as an Adoption-Friendly Workplace.”

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About Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (bakertilly.com)

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,700 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 141 countries, with 28,000 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.8 billion.