It's tempting to feel that, if work rules aren't required by law, there's no reason to bother with them. While you may save yourself some time initially by not worrying about work rules, chances are that not having them will cause you some problems in the future, particularly if you have at least a handful of employees.
There are three main reasons to consider having formal work rules in your business:
- Some rules and policies are required by federal or state law.
- They can help you protect your business.
- They can help you maintain a high quality of work life for your employees.