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Employee Benefits

To help our employees live and work well, Earthjustice provides a comprehensive employee benefits package and pays 100% of all health and welfare benefits premiums. Coverage is also available for an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, or child (up to age 26) with the employee sharing in the cost of the dependent’s premiums. Benefits become effective on the first of the month following employment.

Comprehensive Medical Plans

All eligible employees are offered coverage under an EPO or a PPO plan insured by Blue Shield. Employees in California, Colorado, Washington, and Washington, D.C., may also choose an HMO option through Kaiser.

Delta Dental PPO Plan

Delta offers a PPO plan with in-network and out-of-network benefits. The plan includes coverage for orthodontia and dental implants.


Comprehensive vision insurance is provided by VSP. Eye exams, lenses, and frames are covered every 12 months.


All employees may elect to voluntarily contribute to Earthjustice’s 403(b) retirement plan. Once an employee reaches one year of employment, Earthjustice will begin to contribute a 3.5% salary match into the plan, which vests immediately. Once an employee reaches two years of employment, Earthjustice will begin to contribute a 10% salary match into the plan, which vests immediately.


Fifteen days per year for new hires to five years of service; 20 days per year for five to 10 years of service; 25 days per year for 11 years or more of service.

Sick Leave

Regular, full time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month beginning their first month of employment. Part-time employees will accrue sick leave on a pro-rata basis.


Nine paid company holidays; two floating holidays for employees to use at their discretion; and one birthday holiday.

Winter Holiday Office Closure

Four paid holidays during our winter office closure, in addition to the nine paid company holidays during the year, between Christmas and New Year’s.

Family and Medical Leaves

Up to 16 weeks of fully paid family leave and up to 16 weeks of fully paid medical leave per 12 months. Available after six months from hire.

Health Care & Dependent Daycare Spending Accounts

Set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified health care and dependent care expenses.

Parking & Mass Transit Accounts

Use pre-tax dollars to offset parking and transit expenses.

Life and Disability Insurance

Life insurance, up to $150,000, and disability insurance that replaces 60% of weekly or monthly income are fully paid by Earthjustice.

Employee Assistance Program

Free, confidential help and support with life’s daily challenges.


Up to six weeks of fully paid sabbatical leave with the option of an additional six weeks. Eligible after 10 years of continuous employment.

Our Values

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, inclusion, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.

About Earthjustice

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.