Sick Leave Management in Today’s Working Environment
15th March 2018 • 13:30 • Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta
The Malta Chamber’s Human Resources Committee shall be holding a half-day seminar about the management of sick leave in today’s working environment. The seminar will bring together the medical and occupational health professions, the Unions, employers from both the public and private sectors as well as legal experts on data protection to discuss numerous topical issues related to sick leave and its abuse.
13:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
14:00 Introduction Catherine Calleja, Chairperson, Human Resources Committee
14:05 Occupational Health and the role of the Company Doctor Dr David Attard - Occupational Medicine specialist and practising company doctor
14:15 Role of the Family and Company Doctor in the management of sick leave Dr John Zammit Montebello – Association of Family Doctors, Specialist in Family Medicine and Occupational Health
14:25 Public Sector initiatives to reduce sick leave instances and abuse Dr Joyce Cassar – Permanent Secretary, OPM (People and Standards)
14:35 Private Sector initiatives to reduce sick leave instances and abuse Mr Ray Debattista – Executive HR, Bank of Valletta p.l.c.
14:45 Legal framework on health-related data protection Dr Lara Pace – Associate, Ganado Advocates
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Sick Leave Management in Today’s Working Environment
Panel Discussion moderated by Catherine Calleja with the participation of: Josef Bugeja - GWU, Josef Vella - UHM, Dr David Attard, Dr John Zammit Montebello, Dr Joyce Cassar, Dr Matthew Brincat, Mr Ray Debattista
16:30 Questions from the floor
16:45 Concluding remarks & way forward