Dr. Ted Mazer Prepares for Big Changes as CMA President-Elect
December 12, 2016
The health care landscape undoubtedly faces big changes under a new administration. Read an edited version of Dr. Mazer’s talk with the UT-San Diego about health policy and his new role as president-elect of the California Medical Association.
Dr. Ted Mazer becomes state leader amid changing health care landscape
By Paul Sisson | December 11, 2016
Dr. Ted Mazer knew for some time that he would likely become president-elect of the California Medical Association this fall and then president a year later.
What he couldn’t foresee was the high potential for major changes in federal health-care policy that would affect California and other states. That possibility is indeed high as President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress look to reshape the Affordable Care Act.
Over the years, The Rose Group has conducted numerous workplace investigations for private, public and non-profit employers of all sizes, throughout California or elsewhere in the United States. We are routinely hired by employers directly, or as the result of referrals from their go-to employment litigation defense firms (who do not conduct investigations for their clients to avoid disqualification from defending any related litigation). Our investigations allow employers to make informed decisions which may reduce the likelihood of litigation, and could significantly limit an employer’s liability for the underlying conduct.
As the demand for our investigation services has expanded, we have given much thought to how to best position ourselves to meet this growing interest in our investigative services.
Through TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS, The Rose Group is enhancing our capabilities to conduct thorough and unbiased internal workplace investigations for private, public and non-profit employers of all sizes, in any location in California or elsewhere in the United States. As an added plus, TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS is able to conduct investigations in both English and Spanish.
The principals of TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS are employment law specialists Ken Rose and Robert Rose. Ken and Robert undertake high-level sensitive investigations that are best handled by independent seasoned employment lawyers. They are experienced investigators who understand the issues and employment laws, and they can obtain the facts objectively without the emotional involvement. Ken and Robert gather and analyze detailed facts through interviews and document review and provide sound, reasoned conclusions. Their legal training, interpersonal and interview skills, temperament, extensive employment law knowledge, and experience litigating employment lawsuits, provide the framework for investigations that are impartial, objective, thorough and prompt.
We conduct investigations covering a broad scope of workplace issues:
EEO COMPLAINTS: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate whether unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation has occurred.
EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate whether there is a reasonable, good faith, and honest basis, to believe that misconduct occurred and that “just cause or “good cause” exists for taking adverse employment actions.
WHISTLEBLOWER AND SARBANES-OXLEY COMPLAINTS: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate complaints by internal whistleblowers who report alleged illegal activity occurred within their company.
UNETHICAL CONDUCT: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate whether employees have engaged in alleged or suspected unlawful and/or unethical conduct for which the employer or management officials can be held responsible.
WAGE LAW COMPLIANCE AND COMPLAINTS: TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS will investigate claims that an employer has violated California and federal wage and hour laws including claims for overtime, for failure to provide mandated meal and rest breaks, and charges of employees being misclassified as independent contractors.
Our investigations are unbiased, unemotional, comprehensive and structured to allow employers to make informed decisions which may reduce the likelihood of litigation, and could significantly limit an employer’s liability for the underlying conduct. Our investigation reports are of excellent quality and written with the expectation that the employer may need to present our report as evidence at a potential trial. In the end, we provide the employers’ decision-makers with information critical to make the hard decisions.
Employers who retain TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS’ independent investigators eliminate the appearance of impropriety and minimize the likelihood for accusations of a pre-determined outcome being made by the complainant or subjects of the investigation. We structure our investigations to avoid actual conflicts of interest, minimize perceived conflicts of interest, and preserve attorney-client and work product privileges.
We take pride in being available 24/7 when necessary. Our investigators have a track record of conducting investigations on short notice and otherwise accommodating time sensitive requests from the employers who engage their services.
We structure our engagement agreements with employers to preserve attorney-client and work product privileges, leaving the employer with latitude to determine whether and when to waive those privileges.
TRG WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS recognizes that there are many considerations facing employers when choosing an investigator. Through the article below, we share our thoughts on the legal and practical reasons as well as the strategic advantages for hiring an employment lawyer experienced in conducting workplace investigations.
The Rose Group, APLC was founded in June 2006 by San Diego, California-based employment law specialist Ken Rose. The Rose Group is a boutique firm dedicated to providing cost-effective, practical advice and counsel to employers and employees on domestic and international employment law matters and in related litigation. The Rose Group is often called upon to conduct sensitive workplace investigations. In addition, through Rose Mediation www.rosemediation.us, Ken Rose serves as a neutral mediator and arbitrator in employment law and other civil litigation matters. Ken Rose is listed in the 2014 Who’s Who Legal: Management, Labour & Employment, as well as the 2015 San Diego Super Lawyers. The Rose Group recently added attorney Robert Rose to the practice, and moved its San Diego offices to 10021 Willow Creek Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92131.
Sheila Hendry Named SDCMS Office Manager of the Year 2014
January 21, 2015
Each year, San Diego County Medical Society recognizes one nominated Office Manager or Practice Administrator who has gone above and beyond his or her job description. Again, Physician Resource Center and Physician Partners are very proud to say that we have the privilege of knowing and working with this year’s recipient.
Join us in congratulating Sheila Hendry of IGO Medical Group San Diego for winning the SDCMS’s Outstanding Medical Office Manager of 2014!
Please see below for IGO Medical Group’s nomination letter explaining why Sheila Hendry has been such an important part of their practice.
Congratulations, Sheila A. Hendry, PhD, SDCMS’ 2014 Office Manager of the Year!
Nominated by Dr. Wendy M. Buchi, SDCMS-CMA Member Since 1995
I honestly cannot imagine a better person to run a medical office. Period. I hesitate to call her an office manager since she is really so much more than a manager: administrator, clinical laboratory director, research coordinator, mediator, friend, and she can put her jeans on and scrub the floor with a Brillo pad if that’s what needed at the moment.
Sheila Hendry came to IGO Medical Group in 1986 shortly after finishing her post doc training in cellular immunology at UCSD. She set up the andrology program and clinical laboratory and started the vitro fertilization lab when we moved to our current location in 1988. Under Sheila’s guidance, IGO had the first IVF pregnancy in San Diego.