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Selecting Your Work Rules

There are basically two types of rules: those that are legally required and those that are optional.

When considering which rules to have, your first consideration should be to comply with any laws that require you to have a certain rule or policy. After that's done, you can focus on other rules that are legally optional but that may also be helpful in managing your employees.

Once you understand why you need to have work rules and you're sure you've covered your obligations where certain rules are required, you're ready to decide which other rules you want to have for your workforce. In deciding on which rules to implement, take into account whether the rules you're considering are: