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Emmanuel "Manolis" Boulukos joined Ice Miller in 2008. A partner in the Workplace Solutions Group, Manolis's practice focuses on traditional labor relations and wage and hour compliance and defense, and serving as outside general employment counsel to clients of all sizes and industries. Manolis represents employers in the manufacturing, metals, health care, tech, trucking, restaurant/hospitality, banking and construction industries, as well as cities and towns, universities, youth camps, independent schools and not-for-profit agencies and associations.

As a client advocate, Manolis negotiates collective bargaining agreements, responds to and resolves state and federal wage and hour investigations, represents clients in administrative matters before the NLRB, EEOC and U.S. Department of Labor, and litigates grievance arbitrations and state and federal employment claims, including wage and hour class and collective actions.

As outside employment counsel, Manolis advises clients on a broad range of labor and employment issues, including Fair Labor Standards Act compliance, union contract administration, medical and other leave issues, disability and religious accommodation, substance misuse in the workplace, employment contracts and policies, and building and maintaining a respectful workplace free of discrimination and harassment.

Manolis is a frequent speaker and writer on labor and employment topics including wage and hour compliance, the National Labor Relations Act, leave and accommodation issues, substance misuse in the workplace, and public employment.
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  • OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Rule and Its Impact on Camps, American Camp Assoication Webinar (2021)
  • Determining Compensable Time Under the FLSA, Indiana Chamber of Commerce Wage and Hour Seminar (2017-2021)
  • Hot Topics for Indiana Public Employers, AIM (Accelerate Indiana Muncipalities) Webinar (2021)
  • Handling Safety-Related Work Stoppages in the Time of COVID-19: A Review of Law and Best Practices, Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers Webinar (2021)
  • Regulating Police Conduct: What Indiana Municipalities Need to Know, AIM (Accelerate Indiana Muncipalities) Webinar (2020)
  • Trending Labor and Employment Issues in 2019 and Beyond, Indiana Township Association (2019)
  • Payroll Perils: Handling the Wage and Hour Issues that Keep Payroll Professionals Up at Night, SHRM HR Indiana Conference (2019)
  • Tackling Opioids in the Workplace (Panelist), Apex Benefits Employer Survival Guide Series (2019)
  • Addiction and the Workplace: Legal Issues for Employers, Indiana Chamber of Commerce (2019)
  • Hiring, Firing, and Discipline, Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers 2019 Academy (2019)
  • A Change, of Course: 2019 Labor Law Update, Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (2018)
  • The FLSA and Beyond, American Camp Association National Conference (2017)
  • Indiana Common Construction Wage Act & the Federal Davis Bacon Act: Separating Myth from Reality, Lorman Education Services (2010 & 2014)
  • Equal Pay Act and Child Labor Laws," Indiana Chamber of Commerce Wage and Hour Seminar (2009-2013)
  • Game Changers in Federal Labor Law and Wage and Hour Law: New Rules? New Risks?, South Central Indiana Human Resources Association Annual Conference (2012)
  • FMLA Lingo: What Does “Substitution” Really Mean? and Job Restoration and Recordkeeping Requirements, Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act, Lorman Education Services (2011)
  • Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law, Eastern Indiana Human Resources Association (2011)
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