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Joseph E. Richards

Joseph E. Richards

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  • Workers' Compensation, Employment Law, Personal Injury
  • California
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Law Office of Joseph Richards PC, A Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Employment Law Firm Helping Southern California, O.C. And I.E Families. NOTICE: Making A False Or Fraudulent Workers' Compensation Claim Is A Felony Subject To Up To 5 Years In Prison Or A Fine Of Up To $50,000 Or Double The Value Of The Fraud, Whichever Is Greater, Or By Both Imprisonment And Fine.
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Offices in multiple California cities & counties
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NOTICE: Making A False Or Fraudulent Workers' Compensation Claim Is A Felony Subject To Up To 5 Years In Prison Or A Fine Of Up To $50,000 Or Double The Value Of The Fraud, Whichever Is Greater, Or By Both Imprisonment And Fine.
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Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C.

Education
Whittier Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: Business Law Concentration
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Lake Forest College
B.A. (2004) | Economics & French Double Major
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Honors: Presidential Scholar; Phi Sigma Iota
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C.
- Current
Attorney
Law Offices of Weitzman & Estes
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Attorney
Law Offices of Singer & Benjumea
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Legal Assistant/Attorney
Mehr Law Group, P.C.
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Tale of One Applicant's Claim Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices, Youssef Hammoud, Esq. & Joseph E. Richards, Esq.
Workers' Compensation Quarterly, 2021 Vol. 24 No. 3
Queen's Caste v. Drone: Expectation of Privacy Rights and Avoidance of Evidentiary Concerns Regarding Chain of Custody in Workers' Compensation Sub Rosa Surveillance
Workers' Compensation Quarterly (California State Bar publication)
Household Employees -- Navigating Workers’ Compensation and Civil Remedies Kathleen Duggan; Joseph E. Richards, Esq.; The Hon. Vincenti Blas; Gregory L. Connor, Esq.; Gil Tabachnik, Esq. Whittier, Santa Ana, and Los Angeles, California
Workers' Compensation Quarterly (California State Bar publication)
Speaking Engagements
Protecting Your Clients From Medical Debt Collections, Webinar
Gemini
Your client gets put into collections, now what do you do? When and why do you get a debt collection and creditor attorney involved? What labor codes and credit / collections laws apply?
MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE AND ISSUES: PTP’s, MPN, DETERMINATION OF MEDICAL ISSUES (AME/PQME), PINCUS, LOS ANGELES
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Medical Knowledge and Issues: ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY; TERMINOLOGY; INDUSTRIAL DISEASES, PINCUS, LOS ANGELES
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Medical Knowledge and Issues: Medical Treatment UR/IMR, PINCUS, Los Angeles
Workers' Compensation Jobs, Whittier Law School
Law Office of Joseph E. Richards
Certifications
Certified Specialist Workers' Compensation Law
State Bar of California, California Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Super Lawyers Honoree
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Honoree
Super Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Rising Star
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Rising Star
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Million Dollar Advocates
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Hagman Scholar
Whittier Law
Presidential Scholar
Lake Forest College
Professional Associations
California Applicant's Attorney's Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of California  # 279922
Member
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I had a injury at work and am seeing Dr. 's .. Do I go to these appointments on my time or on company time?
A: In California, as of July 2015, employers are required to offer limited Paid Sick Leave (PSL) to most employees.

PSL information may be accessed here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/paid_sick_leave.htm

For public policy reasons, injured employees are not typically paid disability benefits for the time it takes to visit treating doctors during a regularly scheduled working day. However, employers are able to offer Paid Time Off or Vacation Pay as an added incentive to employees. It is not a requirement for employers to offer Paid Time Off (PTO) or paid vacation, but many do offer it to employees. Check your wage statements to see if there is mention of PTO or Vacation Pay.

With regard to PSL, PSL may be taken in as little as 2 hour increments in many cases. That might be all the time it takes to visit a doctor. It is best to check with your Human Resources department, union representative, or Employment Policy Manual / MOU / Union CBA for more information. ... Read More
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. - Personal Injury Law Web Site
Website
Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. - Employment Law Website
Website
Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C. - Workers' Compensation Law Web Site
Videos
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Troubles at work with HR due to medical or parental leaves of absence? California protected leave laws can be confusing. Here are some examples:

Contact & Map
Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C.
Orange County
1122 E Lincoln Ave
Suite 130
Orange, CA 92865
Toll-Free: (844) 562-2667
Fax: (833) 562-2667
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Law Office of Joseph Richards, P.C.
Inland Empire
1101 California Ave.
Suite 120
Corona, CA 92881
Toll-Free: (844) 562-2667
Fax: (833) 562-2667
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We offer telephonic, remote, and in-person consultations.