Emmanuel "Manolis" Boulukos joined Ice Miller in 2008. A partner in the Labor, Employment and Immigration 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 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.