Luke McCarthy: Principal Industrial Relations and Human Resource Adviser
Partner with an Expert in Workplace Employment Relations
For over 40 years IRAS has been helping Australian businesses to understand and navigate the confusing and ever-changing landscape of Industrial Relations and Human Resource.
Background of IRAS (Industrial Relations Advisory Solutions)
The founder of IRAS was Herbert McCarthy, IRAS Pty Ltd commenced in 1976 as an offshoot loose leaf publication service to his principal business McCarthy Associates Pty Ltd which was established in 1953 as an Industrial Relations Advocate and Adviser for employers. Mr McCarthy business was retained by a number of Industries and under his direction formed the federally registered organisations of the Timber Trade Industrial Association,The Flour Mill Owners Industrial Committe and the Stockfeed Manufacturers Association of Australia.
From 1976 the IRAS loose leaf service which was already established for the abovementioned Associations was made available to employers at a state level called the Clerks IRAS.
Current owner and Principal Advisor
In 1990 after 11 years at McCarthy Associates and a Degree in Labor Relations and the Law from Sydney University, Luke McCarthy an experienced Advisor and Advocate, appearing before Federal and State Industrial Tribunals, representing employers before Conciliation Committee hearings and representaive on Industry Training Group Committees took on IRAS PTY LTD.
IRAS then commenced its new direction to include telephone advice on Industrial Relations and Human Resources for its membership and its small publication service grew to cover over 20 areas of employment law and legislated requirements while making its availability generally to all industries and awards.
Since it’s new direction in 1990 no employer that has taken the advice of our Industrial Realtions and Human Resource specialist has been prosecuted or litigated against before an Industrial Tribunal.
What IRAS does?
IRAS provides accurate, up-to-date expert advice, guidance, support and solutions for all employment problems and issues designed to give you peace of mind while saving you time and money and moving forward. Our telephone and email advice is unlimited for a modest yearly client membership, with no contracts. We have a vast resource of IR and HR Policies, forms and letters available to client that are supplied free with your membership i.e. they are not included in our pricing of membership.
Employers face so many diverse types of employment problems on a day to day occurence due to circumstances beyond their control such as individual personalities, the workplace enviroment, the industry/or occupation of the organisation, awards, legislation, government and their clients.
This is where IRAS shines, we can resolve your problems with a solution that is tailored to your organisations problems and your business needs.
We can also resolve problems for your clients on a very reasonable time charge basis, you can enquire about this when you join.
How do we do it?
We first break down the issues that have been put to us and explain the possible outcomes and solutions in simple Industrial Relations and Human Resource terms.
Once there is a clear understanding of the issues at hand for both the employer and ourselves we will then advise the employer of the possible or guaranteed employment legislated outcome for those involved and then put a solution forward that we believe to be the best option available.
This is a very simplified form of the process that we do and we find it works.
Our longevity in business comes from the quality and accuracy of our advice with a timely response to your problems at an exceptionally reasonable cost of membership.
You don’t need to pay more to gain the best advice and resolution in Industrial Relations and Human Resource problems, join us and find out first hand.
IRAS members have access to an unlimited telephone and email advice helpline on the following areas as well as legally sourced material in our resources area on:
- Employment Contracts (Executive, Professional, Managerial, Supervisory and Award)
- Contract Reviewing, Checking and Assistance
- Employment Remuneration and Benefits
- Employment Conditions for Award and Award Free Employees
- Interpretation of All Modern Awards
- Award Flexibility Arrangements and Annualised Salaries
- Reviewing Your Company Policies & Procedures Handbook
- Employment and Workplace Resolution Advice
- Providing Work Health and Safety Legislation
- Providing Employment Legislation across All States
- A Library of Policies, Forms and Letters in PDF and Word
“IRAS are my go to guys. Their understanding of employment issues and how to resolve them quickly and efficiently has been invaluable to our organisation.”
Moore Stephens NSW