Brooks Pierce values our workforce, and offers competitive benefits to qualified candidates. The firm has received Family Forward NC Certification at the Engaged level. This certification recognizes employers who provide family-friendly workplace benefits, including policies and practices that support the health and well-being of working families and children.

To receive certification, employers apply, undergo verification of written policies and participate in an employee survey. Employers who achieve certification create positive social change for families with benefits that promote health, financial stability and future career success. 

Family Forward NC is an initiative of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive. It is employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.

Current benefits include:

Health Insurance

All full-time employees working 30 hours per week are eligible for medical benefits the first day of the month following date of hire.

The firm offers two high deductible medical Health plans through Blue Cross/Blue Shield, two Dental plans, Vision, an optional Flexible Spending Account (medical and dependent care), a Health Reimbursement Account, a Health Saving Account, and an optional Wellness Program.

Employees on the Brooks Pierce Health Plan can earn up to a maximum of $350 to be contributed into their Health Saving Account or Flexible Spending Account by completing specified wellness related activities.

Disability Coverage

In the event you become disabled from a non work-related injury or sickness, disability income benefits are provided as a source of income.

Life Insurance

The firm provides full-time employees with group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance equal to their salary ($50,000 maximum).

PacLife Insurance (Attorneys Only)

The Firm provides Associates with an additional $150,000 life insurance benefit. The firm pays the premiums; Associates are taxed annually on 100% of the premiums.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Employees who wish to supplement their group life insurance benefits may purchase additional coverage.


Brooks Pierce full-time employees with at least 450 hours of service during their first 90 days of employment and who are at least 21 years old, may start participating in this plan. If the initial eligibility requirement is not met, the employee will be able to enter the plan if they complete at least 1,000 hours of service during their first 12 months of employment. To be eligible for the discretionary contribution to the plan, employees must be employed on the last day of the plan year for which the contribution is being made.

Staff PTO

Upon completion of 3 full consecutive calendar months of employment, full-time Staff begin earning Paid Time Off (“PTO”). PTO must be used for vacation, minor illness, bereavement, doctor appointments or other personal matters in quarter-hour increments. PTO accrues on a monthly basis assuming you work at least 10 days that month and turn in all timesheets by the deadline. PTO does not rollover to the following year.


The Firm typically observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday), Christmas (typically Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), and one floating holiday to be used by employees on a day of cultural, religious, or personal significance to them.

Additional Benefits

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