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