Meeting/Event Information

April 2021 Meeting

April 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


EHRA April 2021 Meeting

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021



12pm-1pm Program


PROGRAM: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The requirement to provide paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (“FFCRA”) ended on December 31, 2020.  Shortly before the FFCRA expired, then-President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“CAA”).  Among other things, the CAA permitted employers to continue utilizing payroll tax credits in return for voluntarily providing FFCRA-like leave through March 31, 2021.  Then, on March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”).  Like the CAA, ARPA extended the availability of the payroll tax credits for FFCRA-like leave, this time through September 30, 2021.  But unlike the CAA, ARPA made several other changes that affect how voluntary FFCRA-like leave programs are administered. 

During this presentation, Josh will provide an update on COVID-19-related legal matters affecting the workplace, and explain the current state of the law following the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  HR professionals who assist in the administration of FFCRA-like leave or deal with COVID-19 issues in the workplace are encouraged to attend!

SPEAKER: Joshua Gessling

Josh Gessling

Josh is employed with Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders law firm as an attorney specializing in employment law.  Josh represents public and private employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters. Josh devotes a substantial portion of his practice to counseling employers on strategies to avoid harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other labor and employment-related claims. When litigation cannot be avoided or is preferred, Josh defends employers in federal and state courts and before local, state, and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Josh is routinely called on to draft employee handbooks and employment, separation, and non-compete agreements, and provide counsel on the resolution of day-to-day workforce management issues, including workplace investigations, and hiring, discipline, and termination decisions. Josh is a frequent speaker on labor and employment-related topics, and provides training for management, human resources professionals, and supervisors on the development, implementation, and administration of lawful employment policies and best practices.

Josh is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), serves on the Board and as the Legislative Affairs Chairperson for the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association (EHRA), and is the former Chairperson of the Evansville Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.

Josh’s labor and employment practice spans several industries, including manufacturing, education, government, finance, construction, health care, and transportation. He is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Florida and has been admitted to practice on a pro hac basis before several other state and federal courts.

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General Meeting Information

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration more than 3 days before the event, your registration fee will be credited towards a future event.  If your registration fee is not cancelled more than 3 days before the event, any payments made will be forfeit or if unpaid will show as an 'amount due' on your account. We do not offer cash or credit refunds. 

Group Participation & Photo Release

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$15.00 Member Ticket
$20.00 after 7:00 pm April 21

$30.00 Guest Ticket
$35.00 after 7:00 pm April 21

$0.00 Student Ticket

$0.00 Life Ticket

Future Meetings

April 2021 Meeting

April 22, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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